Don’t Let the Dust Bunnies Win — Clean Your Computer (Inside & Out)

When cleaning house, your computer may not be something you think of … but it should be. Add your computer to your spring cleaning list … You won’t regret it!!
Any spot on your computer that has been left open to the air, such as where your fans or power supply unit are located, need to be kept free of debris. These areas should be checked for dust build up on a weekly (if not daily) basis. However, they are not the only spots that need regular attention! You should routinely check the interior of your machine and clean out any dust/debris build up.
Dust build up is a serious problem! It will cause your computer to over heat. Your computer will begin running slower. If left unchecked, it can cause damage to the internal components of your computer, such as the motherboard and graphics card. Over time your computer will become a fire hazard.
Many of the computers we have received for repairs would not have needed to be brought to us if they had been cleaned on a regular basis. Improved performance, function, and longevity of your computer can be obtained by following a simple cleaning routine. One of the first steps we take when we begin a computer repair is to take it apart and clean each of the components. A simple tear down and deep clean of your machine can fix a lot of basic issues. Using a simple dust canister and microfiber cloth can take years off of your device, cause noticeable improvements, and save you money.

To make sure you don’t do any damage to your computer while spring cleaning, we recommend following this guide: How to thoroughly clean your dirty desktop computer written by the wonderful people at How to Geek.

We’ve taken some photos to illustrate what the interior of a computer can look like when it has not been regularly cleaned.

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