Cleaning Computer Components

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GENERAL CLEANING TIPS

You can save your computer maintenance cost if you clean your computer on the regular basis. This will improve the cooling and performance of the computer components. Your computer components could damage, if you do not keep it clean on periodically basis, because dust is the main cause to heat up your system and heat link to hardware failure.
  • Never place your computer on the ground, always use computer table or shelf for this purpose.
  • To clean computer case first unplugs your system power from the electrical outlet. Remove all cables and connectors from the back side of your computer.
  • Now blow the air around all the hardware components and keeping away your blower nozzle 4 to 5 inches away from main board components. You can use vacuum cleaner also for this purpose but compressed air is the better solution to clean a system.
  • At the end using lightly dampened cloth or spray any cleaning fluids on the computer case and use paper towel to dry it.
  • Never clean inside computer components or other circuit board with damp or wet cloth.
  • Always be careful to eat or drink around the computer.
Computer Cleaning Tools

Today there are many computer cleaning products and tools are available in the market. Many computer manufacturer guide the user about their products on how to safe and clean it. Some cleaning tools are available in market for internal computer components and for peripherals. Usually some household items are also helpful to clean the computers components.
  • Cloth - For computer cleaning use the lightly dampened cloth on the computer case and use paper towel to dry it. But avoid to cleaning inside computer components or other circuit board with damp or wet cloth.
  • Cleaning fluids - spray any cleaning fluids on the computer case and use paper towel to dry it.
  • Compressed air - use the compressed air and start clean from back to front of your computer case, specially casing and power supply fan.
  • Lens cleaning kit - Always use lens cleaning kit to clean drive lens that specially designed to clean the reading/writing devices.

How to Clean computer Casing ?


When you noticed your computer case is looking yellowish then you can understand about inner side of your computer case as dirty as outside. Because Dust is the main cause to heat up your system and heat link to hardware failure. You can save your computer maintenance cost if you clean your computer on the regular basis.
  • Never place your computer on the ground, always use computer table or shelf for this purpose.
  • To clean computer case first unplugs your system power from the electrical outlet. Remove all cables and connectors from the back side of your computer.
  • Now use the compressed air and start clean from back to front of your computer case, specially casing and power supply fan.
  • At the end using lightly dampened cloth or spray any cleaning fluids on the computer case and use paper towel to dry it.
  • This process should be done after every three months if you want to save your system life.

CD-ROM Cleaning Tips


If your CD drive creating problem to read CD disc, taking time to read  and showing message there is no disc in the drive. These are the symptoms of dirty or weak CD-drive lens, because dirty lens can create errors in reading or writing and soon will not work at all.
Follow the given steps to care and clean a CD-Drive.
  • First make sure your discs are clean, unscratched and you’re loaded it properly.
  • Always use laser lens cleaner to clean drive lens.
  • Insert the laser lens cleaner disc and play it for 2 to 3 min.
  • Using CD drive cleaner properly clean the CD-ROM laser from dust.  If your drive still creating problem then open it and clean the lens with a cotton swab.

FLOPPY DRIVE CLEANING


If your Floppy drive create problem during reading or writing floppy disc, taking time to read/write and showing message "Please insert a disc into drive A". These are the symptoms of dirty or weak floppy drive read/write heads. Therefore dirty heads can create errors in reading or writing and soon will not work at all.
Follow the given steps to care and clean a Floppy Drive.
  • First make sure your Floppy discs are clean, unscratched and you loaded it properly.
  • Always use head cleaning kit to clean drive heads that specially designed to clean the reading/writing heads. Floppy drive cleaning kit consists of cloth disk that can be wetted with a cleaning fluid.
  • Using Floppy drive cleaner kit properly to clean the heads from dust.  If your drive still creating problem then open it and clean the heads with a cotton swab, but when performing this be careful about head alignment.
Keyboard Cleaning Tips

When the appearance of your computer keyboard is looking dirty, yellowish or some keys creating problem to work properly then you can understand about inner side of your keyboard keys dirty as outside.
  • To clean keyboard first shut down your computer then disconnect the keyboard.
  • Now use the compressed air with long nozzle and start clean all keys.
  • Use lightly dampened cloth or spray any cleaning fluids on the keyboard keys and use paper towel to dry it.
  • Try to use any cover of keyboard if you are working in high-dust environments.
  • Always be careful to eat or drink around the computer.
LCD Cleaning Tips

Flat panel monitors are commonly used in mobile devices such as laptop and table PCs. Similarly, smart phones, PDAs calculators have LCD screens. LCD screens are much softer than old CRT screens, so they required extra care as compare to the CRT Monitors.
  • First read the LCD manufacturer manual about your LCD model on how to safe and clean it.
  • To clean LCD monitor first unplugs your LCD power from the electrical outlet.
  • Never use dirty cloth, spray any cleaning fluids on the LCD screen and paper towel to dry it.
  • Always use dry cotton cloth to clean the fingerprints and dust on the LCD screen. You can use lightly dampened soft cloth if you feel any difficulty to clean the screen.

Motherboard Cleaning Tips


Motherboard is the main part of your computer that contains all hardware components. Your computer motherboard could fry, if you do not keep it clean on periodically basis. Dust is the main cause to heat up your system and heat link to hardware failure. You can save your computer maintenance cost if you clean your computer on the regular basis. This will improve the cooling and performance of the motherboard components.
  • To clean your motherboard first unplugs your system power from the electrical outlet.
  • Using the screwdriver remove the side covers of your computer case and put them to one side.
  • Check all data and power cables connections. Inspect all motherboard PCI and AGP slots.
  • Remove all add-on card of your motherboard for example RAM, modem, VGA, sound card and LAN card.
  • Now blow the air around all the motherboard sides and keeping away your blower nozzle 4 to 5 inches away from main board components. You can use vacuum cleaner also for this purpose but compressed air is the better solution to clean a system.
  • At the end assemble back all cards, cables and side covers of your system.
  • I recommend you doing this after every three months if you want to save your system life.

Mouse Cleaning Tips


The mouse is the most commonly used pointing device in windows environment on the personal computers. That is why mouse required extra care as compare to the other parts of the computer. You should clean your mouse when you feel the mouse is slow to move in different directions or making some strange movements.
  • First disconnect your mouse from the back side of the computer.
  • Now read the mouse manufacturer manual about your mouse model on how to safe and clean it.
  • Open the ball cover from the back side of the mouse and wash the ball then dry it with cloth.
  • Now clean dust in the inner side of the mouse specially removes the dust on the rollers with lightly dampened cotton bud. You can use the compressed air for this purpose.
  • At the end dry it and Re-assemble your mouse then connect with computer.