How to Clean Your Filthy Laptop Safely

Your computer keyboard, according to a few web sources, is several times filthy than the average public restroom seat. Yikes! When was the last time you did a thorough cleaning of yours? We’ll show you how to do it safely in this article.

You’ve undoubtedly been working from home for more than a year, so it’s definitely time to clean your desktop, laptop, or both. We’ll help you clean your computer screen and keyboard of any germs, grime, and bacteria so you can start fresh tomorrow.
Cleaning a computer entails a little more than simply dusting it. It has delicate parts that can be irreversibly damaged if improper cleaning products are used. A few drops of water on a laptop keyboard can seep inside or, at the at least, cause many keys to cease working, necessitating costly repairs or the purchase of a new laptop.
Cleaning the insides of computers should be left to computer repair businesses unless you have prior experience disassembling devices. Cleaning your screen and keyboard, on the other hand, is something you should do every few weeks.

What You’ll Require

Please purchase the items listed below before you begin cleaning. They’re all inexpensive and will work with a variety of other equipment and devices.
  • Microfiber cloths are available in single or multipack quantities. Unless your laptop is filthy, each will survive a dozen or more times! After that, you can wash them.
  • Compressed air is used to clear dust from vents and crevices. These can be purchased at Bunnings or ordered online.
  • Cleaning individual keys with rubbing alcohol and swabs is a breeze. It’s much nicer if you can find ones with pointed heads.
  • Cleaning solution for laptop screens and other soft plastic surfaces. Please do not clean these with water or rubbing alcohol. Warehouse Stationery sells it along with a couple microfiber cloths.

How to Keep Your Laptop Clean

Cleaning a laptop is more difficult than cleaning a desktop computer. The keyboard, the internals, the screen, and the case must all be cleaned.
Begin with the keyboard, as it is likely the dirtiest component. Wipe the dust and debris away using a dry microfiber cloth. You’ll need pressurized air to get anything out from under the keyboard. You can try to remove the keys for a more thorough cleaning, but be careful because the keys’ plastic is quite brittle and could break if you try to reattach them.
After that, wipe between the keys with cotton swabs and rubbing alcohol. For harder-to-reach areas, you could even use a toothbrush.
It may be easy to replace your keyboard if it is unclean and has sticky or non-working keys. It’s a reasonably simple task on older and more expensive laptops. Unfortunately, in newer and less expensive models, keyboards are sometimes integrated into the top case, making replacement difficult. Furthermore, certain computers are notoriously difficult to maintain. Apple laptops are the most difficult to disassemble, with some models requiring nearly complete disassembly.
Next, blow dust out of the vents using the compressed air can. You may access the insides of the laptop by opening the bottom panel if you’re lucky or have experience. Older laptops are, once again, easier to use.
The screen is the final component. Smudges and fingerprints are common, especially on touch screen laptops. Do not clean it with paper towels or rags. Your best bet is to use a microfiber cloth and screen cleaning solution. Simply use common sense when cleaning it, and don’t scrub it too hard!