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How to Disinfect & safely clean your laptop?

Being organized benefits every aspect of your life. Nobody wants to enter their bedroom and find clothes on the floor, rumpled bedsheets, and stray coffee mugs. Similarly, if your laptop is messy or dirty, it can add to the stress you have to deal with during the day. Laptops, like any other device, attract dust and filth. And yet a dirty laptop isn’t simply a visual disaster; it can also affect performance and cause overheating.

Cleaning a laptop is considerably more time-consuming than a desktop computer. The keyboard, internals, screen, and casing must be cleaned. Even so, you can give your laptop a makeover in about an hour if you have compressed air, 90%–100% isopropyl alcohol, cotton swabs, and a microfiber cloth. Lenovo service center Chandigarh will guide how to use them accordingly and properly disinfect and safely clean your laptop:

Clean your Laptop internally

The majority of the filth and grime on your laptop is mainly cosmetic. Since everyone wants their laptop to look nice on the outside, the inside matters, however, dust, crust, and crumbs can clog fans, vents, and heat sinks inside your laptop, resulting in overheating and poor performance. By doing so, you can also prevent your laptop from overheating and improve its performance

We’ll begin by cleaning the insides of your laptop. This will be easier on particular laptops than others, but the method is generally the same. Take your laptop outside or to a dust-free area like a garage, get ready for your compressed air, and start working!

If you can open your device:

Turn it off, remove the battery (if possible), and unscrew the back panel. What’s your price for beauty if this violates your warranty? Use brief bursts of compressed air to move dust away from your laptop’s vents from the center. Then, push all the dust out the vents with gentle shots (if the fans spin too fast, they might break).

If it doesn't open:

Since most modern laptops cannot be opened, cleaning is more art than science. Turn off your computer and quickly spray compressed air into the vents. Do not force the pressurised air stick into the vents; be patient. You might bump into a cable or condensation from a can of air directly into the board.

Now, it's time to Clean your Laptop keyboard:

It’s time for a Royal Diaries makeover after your laptop is gorgeous on the inside. We’ll begin with the keyboard, as it’s undoubtedly coated in years of minor stains and finger grime. 

Cleaning a laptop keyboard is an unusual procedure. In contrast to a desktop keyboard, which may typically be dismantled, laptop keyboards are an effortless procedure. You’ll need a microfiber cloth, cotton swabs, 90%-100% isopropyl alcohol, and compressed air. Never clean electronics with household cleansers, and never use vinegar instead of alcohol—it might seep into the keyboard and destroy its components.

  • Begin with a dry microfiber towel and wipe off your keyboard before moving on to the more intricate tasks. It’ll gather most of the dust so you can focus on the dirt.
  • Compressed air, like a microfiber cloth, may be used to remove dust from your keyboard before you begin detailed work. Remember to use brief bursts of air, or condensation will collect beneath the keys.
  • Apply 90%-100% isopropyl alcohol on a cotton swab (do not dump it on your laptop) and begin wiping down your keyboard. Use between those keys, and don’t be afraid to use a dry (ideally unused) toothbrush to cope with tight locations.

If you still cannot get the dust or gunk out from underneath your keyboard, send it in for repairs to the manufacturer or take it to a nearby service provider, as they can clean it professionally without any damage.

Let's shine the screen again:

Inadequate cleaning can lead to a damaged screen, or you can even end up with an entirely broken screen. You must clean your laptop screen properly, as it is incredibly delicate.

Do not wipe your laptop screen with paper towels or rags. They produce dust and may harm your screen. Use no alcohol, vinegar, glass cleaner, Windex, or other products marketed as screen cleaners. Only a microfiber cloth should come into contact with your laptop’s screen. Do not substitute because they are inexpensive. You may also want some canned air, but it isn’t necessary unless the screen is exceptionally dusty. 

  • Shut down your laptop and allow it to cool to room temperature. Run a clean microfiber cloth in a gentle horizontal or vertical motion across the screen. Don’t push, and avoid circular motions. You risk leaving circular smudges or scratches if you don’t. It is best to use light pressure and wide movements.
  • If your screen is filthy, softly moisten your microfiber cloth with water and apply the same sweeping movements and little pressure we recommended earlier. If your screen becomes too damp, use a clean microfiber towel to dry it gently. 
  • For difficult stains: As previously stated, you should not use vinegar to clean your laptop screen. Vinegar should only be used as a last resort. Prepare a mix of 50% water and 50% white vinegar, dampen your microfiber towel, and gently clean the screen with broad sweeping strokes if there’s any awful sticky crud on it.    

And there you have it! Your laptop is now spotless from head to toe. If you perform a decent job, the fans should be quieter, and you may even notice a tiny performance boost. To keep your laptop running smoothly and looking good, clean it properly every few months.

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