PC Maintenance

 Motherboard and Keyboard

Tools: Compressed Air – Vacuum Cleaner – Screw Driver

First, always shutdown the computer prior to maintenance. Then, detach the power cord currently plugged into the power supply and cables, such as the mouse,  Ethernet and Universal Serial Bus (USB). This makes it easier to maneuver the case as needed . Next, get a screw driver and remove the outer most screws. Finally, jiggle and lift or slide the panel and set it aside. Start cleaning!

Basic Computer Set-up

Basic Desktop Set-up

Compressed air and  vacuum cleaners are the basic tools use to rid dust inside the computer case.  Everyone knows a typical vacuum is used to suck in dirt; but some have the capability to blow air. If your choice is the vacuum  do NOT  use metallic hoses. Reason being the inner components are very sensitive to electricity and a static discharge will take it down for good. Then you’re left with a very large paper weight.

 

Cleaning the keyboard is fairy easy to do. Start by detaching the keyboard from the computer. Purchase a can of compressed air and there’s many on the market. Use it to blow dust from the hard to reach places between the keys. Next, dampen a cloth or paper towel with rubbing alcohol and gently clean the surface of the keys.

Sometimes accidents do happen, so if you spill liquid on the keyboard detach it from the computer and turn it upside down allowing the liquid to drain. Don’t shake it causing the liquid to flow throughout and place it where there’s ventilation. Lastly, depending on the amount of the spill I would not use it for a least one day. Good luck.


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34 thoughts on “PC Maintenance

  1. Vickie

    My television screens definitely need cleaning, but I’ve been apprehensive about how to clean and with what. I’ll try your recommendation.

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  3. Liz

    My nephew spilled milk all over my keyboard and left it there. Well, that was the end that. I didn’t catch it in time to drain it. I had to get a new one.

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  4. Charlotte

    I read Cash’s comment and it is a good idea. I always end up causing problems when I try to fix things. I’m just a clux handling sensitive stuff. Where can I get a wrist strap?

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  5. Cash

    Cleaning the inside of the computer isn’t difficult at all. I used a anti-static wrist strap to keep me grounded. Thanks for getting me started.

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    1. Wanda Post author

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  6. jdubois

    At first I was hesitant about opening my computer case, but I knew it needed cleaning. After the first time it was no sweat the second.

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    1. Wanda Post author

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