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Computer Basics: Cleaning your Computer

emfundic 05/08/2022

Dust and dirt can affect your computer’s performance, so it’s important to clean your computer regularly. But there’s a right way and a wrong way to clean it. We’re going to show you how to properly clean your computer to avoid damaging its sensitive components. Before you begin, turn off or unplug any devices that you are cleaning. If you are using a laptop, you should shut it down before cleaning. Your keyboard can be cleaned with compressed air or by turning it upside down and shaking it gently. When cleaning the screen, avoid using glass cleaner or disinfectant wipes – and never spray any liquid directly on it. Instead, dampen a cloth with water, then gently wipe the screen. For other surfaces, such as the computer case and monitor housing, you can use a cloth dampened with a mixture of vinegar and water. As with the screen, you should never spray any liquid directly on it. Computers generate heat, so they need airflow around them to avoid overheating. Make sure to keep clutter away from the ventilation fan if your computer has one. If you have a fanless computer, you should make sure it has airflow on all sides since the case itself dissipates heat. 0:00 Introduction 0:22 Cleaning your Keyboard 0:40 Liquid in your Device 1:00 Cleaning your Mouse 1:15 Cleaning your Screen 1:40 Outer Surfaces 2:12 Airflow around your Computer