by Karen Bates
(last updated October 16, 2017)
You rely on your computer for many things, and it's important that you keep it running properly to ensure it lasts for a long time. You probably keep the machine in good shape by running regular virus scans and organizing your files, but there is more to cleaning your computer than these steps. Don't forget that the computer itself needs to be physically cleaned once in a while.
Although it may not be obvious all the time, computers can get dirty inside and out. You might notice that the screen gets dusty form time to time, but that is not the only area of the computer that needs cleaning attention. There are parts you might not pay a lot of attention to that could use careful cleaning every so often. These could include the keyboard, the computer fan, the inside of the computer, the mouse, and the computer case exterior.
To effectively clean your computer, it can help to put together a cleaning kit that contains the tools you'll need to get your machine really clean. Begin by gathering items together so that you will have them conveniently available for the times your computer could use some attention:
When cleaning the computer, be sure it is unplugged and that you wear any necessary safety gear to protect yourself, such as gloves and safety glasses.
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