How to clean computers?

Posted: July 18th, 2013 | Author: | Cleaning

Dust that accumulates inside the computer can be very harmful, and it can even destroy parts of the computer. The residual dust in the housing and the components can lead to overheating of the graphics card,  the processor and other components.

Photo credit: kchbrown / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

Photo credit: kchbrown / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

If you clean the computer from dust regularly, you should not have trouble with proper heat transfer. Dust accumulation on the computer components can lead to high increase in temperature in the computer, and it can cause frequent rebooting of the system, especially during high load, for example, while using graphics programs, playing games, or watching movies. All cleaning steps must be carried out very carefully, accurately and securely to avoid damage to the computer. To begin with, remove the screws from the rear case and draw the sides of the case. The case itself and the sides can be cleaned with a cloth, in such a way the user removes most dust. You should pay particular attention to the vents, it is their where dust usually accumulates and thus prevents the flow of air. All insides of a computer can be gently cleaned with a vacuum cleaner. In this case, it is not necessary to disconnect the cables and remove the components. When cleaning the inside of the computer with a vacuum cleaner, you should exercise extreme caution when cleaning rotating elements, fans and others. User should try not move those parts, and hold them by hand. If you want to clean hard to reach places  you may use compressed air, which can be purchased at any computer store or even a supermarket for about PLN 20.

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