Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Isopropyl rubbing alcohol, Microfiber cloths, Q-tips = Tools and tips on how to physically clean your PC

Maximum PC - How to Physically Clean Your PC and More

It’s time for some hardware spring cleaning!

Spring is in the air and it’s time to do some spring cleaning. This means cleaning your house, room, and most importantly, your PC! Of course, keeping your PC clean isn’t just a matter of aesthetics; it also helps keep your system from overheating.

As a computer runs, it generates static electricity, which attracts dust and hairs. These nasty bits clump together and gunk up the heatsink, case fans, and other computer components. It’s not only gross but also ends up blocking airflow, which causes overheating. So beyond annual spring-cleanings, it’s important to routinely clear out any messy buildups in your rig. Without further ado, let’s start scrubbing down our PCs!


Tools of the trade

• Compressed air can

• Isopropyl rubbing alcohol or Vodka in a pinch

• White vinegar

• Distilled water

• Microfiber cloths

• Q-tips

• Scotch tape


This will come in handy since I poured an entire cup of coffee on my notebook last week (it's never a good thing to have to physically pour coffee out of your notebook... sigh). I've got the service manual so with that and these tips, maybe I can resurrect it... maybe... (okay, a boy can dream, right?)

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