Computer Physical Cleaning

Dust may affect the performance of your computer as it accumulates over time. Cleaning it may prevent your computer from slowing down, overheating and damage to your computer’s component especially the motherboard

Things you’ll need before you clean your computer; gloves, mask, canned air, microfiber cloth / any similar substitute, soft brush, screw driver& vacuum

Make sure that your computer is off and the power cord is unplugged.

All wires connected (keyboard wire, vga/hdmi/dvi wire, mouse, speaker, webcam & etc) must be disconnected.

How to physically clean your computers?

Desktop computers

Before you clean your computer;
*Make sure that your is off and the power cord is unplugged.
*All wires connected (keyboard, vga/hdmi/dvi wire, mouse, speaker, webcam & etc) must
be disconnected.

  • Start by vacuuming and wiping the external surface before you open your computer.
  • Lay down your computer, side door up.. Each computer brand and model has different enclosure, so check first where is the side door before you open it if you’re not too familiar with your computer.
  • Unscrew the side door and open, check all cables are connected and fastened.
  • You may use your vacuum first before you use the compressed air in a can when there are too much dust all over the computer and you don’t want the dust to be flying all over your face when you spray with compressed air. Use the nozzle of the vacuum inches away from the inside components and start to vacuum the inside. Make sure you do not hit any wires and other internal components.
  • Use soft brush to brush of for loosen dusts in between the heat sink, fan blade, motherboard and some components that dust might be visible and lurking. Vacuum the loosened dust. You may use the brush and the vacuum simultaneously. Please remember to always be very careful in doing so.
  • Now stand the case upright. Grab a can of compressed air with the straw securely attached. (Note; do not tilt the can sideways when spraying for liquid component inside the can might burst out and may damage your computer. Always shoot on upright position) Pull the trigger to blast air in the direction of the important areas in your case like the tiny openings in between heat sink, your fans, the hard drive area, connection ports, ram area and any other areas that may have accumulated dust. Use your vacuum cleaner and vacuum inches away from the motherboard, fan and other internal components to eliminate dust that are loosened and dust that fell to the bottom of the case.
  • Use microfiber cloth / any similar substitute, wet it with a little bit of alcohol and wipe along the inside of your case and some none electrical components that dusts are visible. Use a Q-tip to clean tight spots like your CPU cooler’s fan blades & etc. When you’re finished and everything has dried, feel free to close up the case and reconnect all your cables and power cord.

Laptop Computers

It is important to clean your laptop when dusts accumulate on the internal components especially if it involves the fan and your laptop’s ventilation. Poor ventilation and dusts that are stuck on you fan blades may cause malfunction and may damage some components of your motherboard or even the board itself.

Before you clean your computer;
*Make sure that your laptop is off and the power cord is unplugged.
*All wires connected (if any of these is connected vga/hdmi/dvi wire, mouse, speaker, webcam & etc) must
be disconnected.

  • With your laptop display open use microfiber cloth / any similar substitute and wet it with a little bit of alcohol then wipe the external surface, keyboard surface and surroundings.
  • Then close the display and gently turn your laptop with the bottom part facing up.
  • Now, use the soft brush and gently brush off dusts in between the area where the opening of the fan is located, sides of the hard drive & other visible areas where dust accumulates.
  • Unscrew the Ram cover, hard drive cover, optical drive (cd/dvd drive) and detach the battery.
  • Securely elevate your laptop then use the canned air, pull the trigger and point on the ram area (inner) releasing air pressure directed to the side (outward) where the fan is located to push out dusts. Do the same releasing air pressure from inner to all other outer sides of the laptop (outward).
  • Next is to release the air pressure from the outer openings on all sides directed inward.
    Do it simultaneously, releasing air pressure from inner to outward direction and from outer to inward direction until dusts are pushed out.
  • Attach the battery, and screw back the hard drive and the RAM cover and the optical drive (cd/dvd drive).

Please always keep in mind to do everything securely and gently to avoid damage to your laptop

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