Cleaning a laptop computer
is a simple process that only requires a few common household items. It’s an important computer maintenance thing to do regularly (yearly or more frequently if needed), to get rid of dirt and dust that can damage your display or other parts, affecting your laptop’s performance.
Laptop Parts to Clean
The five general parts of the laptop you should keep clean are: the case, the LCD screen, the laptop keyboard (and touchpad), the ports, and the cooling vents.
Prepare to Clean
- Make sure the computer is off and unplugged, and remove the battery.
- Make a 1:1 cleaning solution using the water and alcohol.
- Dampen the cloth with the cleaning solution–it should be slightly moistened rather than very wet. Also, never spray anything directly on the computer; the liquid should go on the cloth first.