Wednesday, December 23, 2009

General computer cleaning tips

Dust is the main cause to heat up computer system. Heat makes the hardware failures. Therefore cleaning is the important part of computer maintenance. If cleanliness is maintained regularly, it will improve the cooling and the performance of computer and therefore the cost of computer maintenance will decrease considerably.




  • Never place the computer on ground. Place the system and peripherals on a table or shelf specially designed for the purpose.


  • Before cleaning, disconnect the system from power supply. Disconnect all cables and connectors.


  • Blow air around all the hardware components by keeping the nozzle of blower at a safe distance of about ten centimeters. If compressed air is not available, use a vacuum cleaner.


  • Never clean the inner components with a damp or wet cloth.


  • The outer surface may be cleaned with a slightly damp cloth.


  • If spray is used on the case, dry it using a paper towel.


  • Reconnect all the removed cables and connectors.


  • Reconnect the system with the power supply.

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

The personal computer should be regularly cleaned to ensure proper functioning. With usage the computer parts accumulate dust particles which may cause the circuitry to malfunction. Cleaning your computer is a very easy job. If you have a service agreement, you can get your computer cleaned by taking it to the shop from where you purchased it. However, you can also clean it yourself. To clean your computer, you will need a screwdriver to remove the computer case, a blower or a can of compressed air and a soft-bristled brush. You can also use a vacuum cleaner to remove the dust from your computer. You may get more information by clicking on the link Computer Cleaning.