Computers have become a part of our everyday lives. But over time inside parts get dust accumulated in them. Dust enters through the pores or the net provided for processor fan’s outlet, and other open vents on CPU’s cabinet. So it is important to dust them up regularly to ensure smooth working. Dusting and cleaning a computer should be on daily basis, but it can become difficult to keep up the cleanliness. However overtime dust gets accumulated on the inside parts, which can only be removed by opening the cabinet, however, without the cleaning, the computer can get grimy and deteriorate in performance. Therefore, it is necessary to keep it dusted and clean on a regular basis. Many people hate to clean a computer but now there are solutions which help remove the dust easily.
You will need all of the following to maintain a clean computer:
• Mini air compressors preferred (electricity run)
• Wrist strap that is not static
• A dust mask to protect you from dust entering lungs
• Cleaning rag which is anti-static
• A fiber based brush which is also anti static
• Some cleaning fluid
• Micro mini vacuum cleaner having a plastic nozzle for cleaning the keyboard
• Plastic containers of small size
First read the manual of instructions of your computer. Cut the power to your computer and remove all plugs and wires connected to it. Keep track of what wire fits in which socket so that you do not have a problem later when rejoining it all. Sit down with the computer in an open area which you can clean up later.
Open up the casing for the CPU with a screwdriver. Then, wearing the static wrist band and the mask, use the small vacuum cleaner around the insides of the CPU carefully and remove the dust inside. Then you need to air the CPU by using the small air-pressure compressor/blower. Using the non-static brush carefully, clean all the dust. Use the cleaning fluid after thoroughly checking to see it does not harm the computer. Use a cloth which is anti-static and rub all over the computer to remove grime, dirt and dust from it.
Put together the computer. You should repeat this kind of cleaning every 6 months for best results.
To keep dust away, place the computer on an elevated level. However, never use a hair dryer to clean the computer since it blows hot air and the parts inside of the computer may get damaged.