Monday, June 22, 2009

Dos and Don’ts in Cleaning a Computer

This time I will share to you some do’s and don’ts in cleaning a computer. Cleaning your computer at regular intervals is extremely important. However, there are things that you should do and should not do in cleaning a computer.

Here are some tips which will help you clean your computer in the cleanest and safest way possible.
  1. Cleaning you computer is definitely not a child’s play. Leaving your computer to a child to clean it can bring many irreparable damages to your computer. However, you can still do it in front of him/her to show the proper way of cleaning the computer.
  2. Most people tend to clean only the external part or the visible dirt first. The right thing to do is to first clean the hidden dirt. This can be done using a vacuum cleaner. Use vacuum cleaner that have a special nozzle meant for computer cleaning only.
  3. Do not spray any liquid or any cleaning solution directly onto your computer parts. Spray first the solution onto a small piece of cotton fabric and wipe the dirt using it. You can use a brush first to have an effective cleaning before using the cloth.
  4. Cleaning the outer part of your computer can be safely and easily done using a wet piece of cloth. But delicate parts such as motherboard etc. should not clean with a piece of cloth at all, even if it is a dry. You can use a specific cleaning material such as vacuum nozzles or a compressor in cleaning delicate parts of your computer.
  5. Computer are somewhat similar to humans, they can be sensitive and allergic to many things. For example, don’t force your computer to go for passive smoking. Eating and drinking near your computer is not recommended. Maintain a safe distance between your food and drinks with your computer. Also, buy only qualitative computer cleaning products to clean your computer. Not all computers are the same. They also vary on the way they should be clean. So if you are cleaning your computer for the first time, it would be better if you throw a look into the user’s manual. They always provide especially relevant tips on how to use computer cleaning products with caution.