HOW TO CLEAN A LAPTOP SCREEN AND KEYBOARD?

Are you angry at your dirty screen display or your dusty keyboard? Oh please! Don’t be. This is not its fault after all. You just have you keep special care of it by cleaning the laptop screen regularly.

A person might be an expert in any field of knowledge, but without cleanliness, his life is a waste!

Cleaning the laptop screen
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Due to unhygienic environment conditions, usually, our laptops get dust and other stains very easily. so cleaning the laptop screen becomes very important. To overcome this problem, you just need to read this article. It contains all the solutions of “how to clean your laptop screen and keyboard?”

CLEANING THE LAPTOP SCREEN:

Frankly speaking, this matter looks very simple but it is not. Cleaning the laptop screen means applying different materials or chemicals to the screen make it clean. This sometimes becomes dangerous, as not everything is allowed to be applied to the laptop screen. Also avoid the usage of paper products for example tissues and napkins, bath towel Etcetera.

USE OF MICRO-FIBER CLOTH:

The micro-fiber cloth is made up of finer fibers that have properties of softness, absorption, and filtering.

cleaning the laptop screen
Micro-fiber for the cleaning of the screen

It does not leave behind cloth debris, unlike other clothes like t-shirts or washcloth. Also, The steps to clean the laptop screen with this cloth are below;

1. SHUT DOWN THE DEVICE:

The first step to take is the precautionary one. Before applying anything to the screen, turn off the laptop charging connection and also shut down it. Do not just put it to the sleep mode. The reason behind this precaution is that any damage if done during cleaning the laptop screen may turn to permanent change.

2. TAKE A MICRO-FIBER CLOTH:

Cut a piece of micro-fiber cloth and make it easy to grasp.

3. WIPE THE SCREEN:

Softly wipe the screen in one direction. It will remove the dirt from the screen. For deep cleaning the laptop screen, wipe the screen in the circular motion gently. It is very important here to note that does not put pressure while wiping the screen. It may damage the screen or burn out its pixels.

4. LAPTOP FRAME CLEANING:

For cleaning the laptop screen frame, take a household cleaning solution and with it, soak some tissue papers or napkin. Then use it to clean the laptop frame. Just be very careful, not to let it touch the screen.

USE OF CLEANING SOLUTION:

Using a gentle cleaning solution is also a better way of cleaning the laptop screen. First, let us see how to make a gentle cleaning solution before proceeding towards the steps of cleaning.

MAKING OF GENTLE CLEANING SOLUTION:

· The best option is distilled water. Tap water is not preferred as it contains chemicals. Just by using the distilled water with the help a napkin, the screen can be cleaned.

· If deeper cleaning is required, then make a 50/50 (w/w) solution of white vinegar and distilled water. Just be very specific while using the vinegar, it must be white vinegar. Using apple vinegar or any other may harm the screen.

1. TURN OFF THE DEVICE:

Make sure that your device is not connected to any of the electrical supply. Also, shut off the laptop before cleaning the laptop screen.

2. USE OF PERFUME BOTTLE:

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How to clean a laptop screen?

Put the cleaning solution in an atomizer bottle such as empty clean perfume bottles. Spray the solution particles on the cloth and apply it on screen in order to remove dirt or stains. Do not directly spray the solution onto the screen.

PRECAUTIONS:

There are a lot of things to keep in mind before, after and during the process of cleaning the laptop screen. Some of these are;

  • Before cleaning make sure the laptop is turned off and there is no direct electrical supply.
  • Make a gentle cleansing solution for the screen cleaning.
  • Do not use any cloth for cleaning or scrubbing.
  • Do not scrub very hard as it may deteriorate the screen.
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  • Scrub in a soft circular motion.
  • Never ever wet the screen directly.
  • Never soak the cloth in water, rather spray the water onto the cloth.
  • Do not use soap solutions or window cleaning solution on the screen.
  • Avoid using alcohol or ammonia-based cleaners for screen cleaning purposes.

CLEANING OF LAPTOP KEYBOARD:

No one can work longer on a laptop if its keyboard keys are dirty and sticky. This needs to be cleaned every now and then. We usually do not care while working. We get all our stuff near our laptops or even on it and spill whatsoever we are drinking or eating. This may be unintentional but this problem needs serious attention. With the time passage these stains may become very hard to remove. So, now is the right time to clean it.

How to clean a laptop keyboard?

Before proceeding towards cleaning, take a minute to go through these simple precautions;

  • It is always a good idea to back up your data before cleaning if you do not want to lose your important data.
  • Turn off your device
  • Unplug its charger.
  • Remove the battery.
  • Make sure you have free time for this.

Let’s start our cleaning of laptop keyboard by two methods; simple cleaning and deep cleaning. This classification is based on the degree of dirtiness.

SIMPLE CLEANING:

When the laptop keys are comparatively less dirty, the simple cleaning method is used and preferred. Firstly, turn off the laptop. Not just put it to sleep mode, but shut down it.

This method involves the following ways;

1. HOLD LAPTOP UPSIDE DOWN:

For the suspended or loose dirt particles, simply hold the laptop upside down. This will allow the loose dirt particles to fall. You may also do some shaking but not to this extent that it may get free from your hand grip.

2. USE A CAN OF COMPRESSED AIR:

Use of air compressor can

Take a compressed air can and make it tilt to forty-five degrees to the plane of a keyboard of the laptop. Now press the trigger of the can to allow the compressed air to be released. Do not press for too long, as it may cause moisture to come out of the can. This will cause the sticky and entrapped dust particles to be released.

3. USE OF PIPE CLEANERS OR PAINT BRUSHES:

Use of paintbrush for cleaning

You can also use pipe cleaners or paint brushes for the cleaning of the keyboard keys. Just use these to remove dirt from the outer plain and also from in-between portions.

4. USE OF CLOTH:

This can be done either with distilled water or isopropyl alcohol. But the latter is preferred. Just have some of the isopropyl alcohol onto a piece of cloth and apply it to clean the upper portion of the keyboard keys and also the sides of it. Do not soak the cloth too much, as it will cause the solution to flow beneath the keys. It is not something we wish for.

DEEP CLEANING:

We also get oil and other stuff stains on our keyboard that cannot be removed from the simple cleaning techniques. For that, some other procedures are applied.

For this, the simplest technique is the removal of the keyboard keys individually or removing the whole keyboard panel. Different laptop models have different systems of keyboard installed. Go with what is given. If you are not sure what to do, just don’t give it a try. As you may result in destroying your keypad or just disorder it.

Removal of keyboard keys of a laptop by using a plucking tool.

Before proceeding to remove the keyboard keys, just take a picture of your keyboard which will help you in putting back the keys at their respective locations. After this, start removing the keys. Only go for the dirty ones and small. Large keys may be difficult to reattach. Now clean the area from where the keys are removed. Do it with a wet or moist cotton bud but do not soak much.

After cleaning, reattach all the keys to their correct locations by using the picture taken before cleaning.

OTHER CLEANING AIDS:

AIR BLASTER:

Giottos AA1900 Rocket Air Blaster is a non-toxic device that bursts out air and is typically used to clean the laptop keyboards. It is similar to the compressed air-can. But the compressed air-can may contain toxic chemicals hence, air blaster is preferred.

USB VACUUM:

 
USB vacuum cleaner

As its name says, it is driven by connecting it to the USB port. It is very harmless. It is used to catch the dirt. It has a rubber attachment that removes the dirt even beneath the keyboard keys.

REFERENCES:

· https://www.wikihow.com/Clean-a-Laptop-Screen-with-Household-Products

· https://www.howtocleanthings.com/how-to-clean-a-laptop-keyboard/

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