Cleaning Tech: Tools for Cleaning Laptops

Laptops tend to travel a lot, which means they also get dirty a lot, so we need Tools for Cleaning Laptops

A regular cleaning regimen for your laptop can extend the life of the machine

and make sure it works as well as possible for as long as possible.

It is not as easy to clean a laptop as it is to clean a desktop because it’s not as easy to access the internal parts on a laptop.

In fact, some laptops have cases that can’t be opened, so you can’t access the internal parts at all.

This can make a thorough cleaning difficult, but it is still not impossible.

Tools for Cleaning Laptops: Cleaning Steps

Collect your cleaning tools and get ready to clean up your laptop. 

You will need some canned air, a microfiber cloth,

a spray bottle with one-part distilled water and one-part isopropyl alcohol shaken together,

some cotton swabs, a soft brush (a half-inch paintbrush will work well) and a clean place to work.

If you can take the back off your laptop, you can use short bursts of canned air to blow dust out of the inside of the case.

This is a delicate operation, and if you are not comfortable taking the back off,

or your laptop doesn’t have a removable back, then you can use the vent areas to blow canned air into in quick bursts,

without getting too close to the vent.

Clean the keyboard using the microfiber cloth dampened with your alcohol and water mixture,

using swabs and the brush to get into nooks and crannies.

Use canned air and the brush to remove dust and lint from speakers and ports.

Finally, wipe the screen with your microfiber cloth, and you’re all done.

Cleaning Kits:

Some people like the idea of a cleaning kit, and there are certainly lots of them available.

Many people believe that the cleaning fluid that comes with

some of the kits may not be good for your screens,

and they say that alcohol is best, since it kills germs,

and bacteria and evaporates quickly so vital components don’t stay wet.