5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your PC

Be sure to add these 5 PC cleaning tips to your list of spring tasks.–PC Pitstop.

5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your PC

by The Windows Club

How many of us actually physically clean our computers? Cleaning up your computer parts can actually save you a lot of possible grief and costs. Your computer could fry if you don’t keep it clean. Dust clogs the vents behind your computer, which causes your CPU to heat up, and heat is the biggest cause of component failure in computers.

How to physically clean up computer, mouse, keyboard
Well here are some nice tips, sourced from Microsoft to help you get started!

First, always turn your computer off before you begin and unplug all the cords.

Step 1: Inside the case

Using a screwdriver, remove the side of the case that’s opposite your motherboard. Touch as little as possible inside the computer, keeping fingers away from cards and cords.

Blow air around all of the components and along the bottom of the case, keeping the nozzle four inches away from the machine. Blow air into the power supply box and into the fan (from the back of the case). Also blow air into the floppy disk and CD drives. Wipe the inside of the cover with a lightly moistened cloth before replacing it.

Step 2: Outside the case

Run a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol around all of the openings on the back of your case. Give them one swipe with the damp end of the swab and one swipe with the dry end. Do this as often as you clean the inside of your computer.

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