Spring cleaning time is just around the corner and with that, it’s time to polish up your computer too. Follow our simple guide below to help you with keeping your computer clean and dust-free. It is essential to know that your monitor has many germs as well because you keep on touching the screen now and then. This is not a good thing to do because you touch it not knowing that there would be germs that might affect your health. Fingerprints, dirt, and dust can make your screen pretty hard to read, but no worries! It’s easy to clean your screen and all you need is one moist cotton cloth.
Switch off the computer
Before doing anything, you need to turn off the computer to make sure nothing goes away.
Unplug the computer
Remember to always unplug equipment before cleaning them. Otherwise, it can lead to damage and if not unplugged, it might have current that will hurt you if you are using a wet cloth.
Wipe it down
Use a soft cotton cloth moistened with water to clean your screen. Make sure that the cloth is damp and not too wet otherwise it may lead to water seeping into the monitor.
Cleaning a mouse is pretty simple. If you own an optical mouse, you don’t need any internal cleaning. However, a mechanical mouse will need internal cleaning to prevent a dust build-up. If you are using a laptop, make sure you alcohol swap to clean it every day before using it. There are unseen germs that can affect your health badly.
Unplug your mouse
Unplug it from the USB or PS/2 port. Remember to shut down the computer before unplugging from the Ps/2 port.
Wipe it down
Moisten the cloth with rubbing alcohol and gently wipe the top and bottom of the mouse.
Remove the tracking ball by turning the ball-cover ring counter-clockwise. Then, clean the ball and inside the mouse with a moistened cloth.
After all the parts have dried, reassemble and reconnect.