Each electronic thing we use needs cleaning. Laptops require more attention than a desktop computer, because of its handling. If you travel a lot with your laptop then you must clean it at least once a month. Because dirt and grime can store in keyboard keys and can impair functioning. Well, it depends on how we tend our laptop. Here are a few steps to clean and learn how to shine your laptop in no time.
How to shine your laptop faster?
Do not forget to shut down and unplug your laptop before cleaning or shinning. It is recommended to remove the battery as well if it is removable.
Let’s start to clean the laptop by using a microfiber soft cloth to wipe down the case of your laptop. It will give a new look back again; open the lid and wipe the area around the keyboard. Let’s follow the under mentioned steps to give your laptop a new look:
Mix a gentle cleansing solution
Take a bowl and pour some distilled water in it with few drops of gentle dish soap or rubbing alcohol. Never use a household cleaner to clean your laptop case, it can harmful for the original shine of laptop. Because these cleaners contain bleach or ammonia.
Be careful while using rubbing alcohol on a laptop case, it may not drop on your screen. It can damage the scratch-resistant coating or anti-glare on the screen.
Dip a sponge into your cleaning solution
Now take a clean sponge, soak and wring it into the cleansing solution. Make sure it is completely dry and do not drips. You can rub it on the laptop all over its surface and can also clean the touchpad of the laptop.
Here you can also use the pre-moistened cleaning wipe to clean the laptop but must check, it may not contain any bleaching agent. Water is an enemy for laptops just like other electronics so keep concern while cleaning it or it may damage internal components of the laptop.
This mixture will be only applied to the external case of the laptop. Do not try to clean the keyboard with this, it may drop into the keys and malfunction the system.
Rub twice or thrice for the stubborn spots, if you have a touchscreen laptop then consult its manual or go online to check which cleanser is suitable for your device.
Use cotton swabs to clean the gunk out of crevices
Dip a cotton swab into the cleaning solution and clean the seams and crevices of your laptop, they may collect dirt and grime in it. Just like the sponge do not make it too wet or put pressure while cleaning. It can squeeze moisture into your laptop.
Dig out grime with a toothpick if necessary
Most of the time we usually clean our laptop generally like external case or screen but you must know the ports, vents, and narrow cervices also need to clean. So for this purpose use a toothpick and gently scrape out the dirt from the vents, do not shove a toothpick into the system.
Let me tell you how to hold a toothpick like a pencil and remove dirt from the ports and vents. Never clean the ports with a moistened sponge, it may get inside your laptop and damage your device by corrosion.
Blow debris from ports with compressed air
You can use compressed air and blow it in the laptop’s ports to clean them. Blow air from multiple angles, so they may clean completely. Remember one thing, do not blow compressed air directly in the vents; it can send the debris into the system and damage the components of your laptop.
How to shine laptop case?
Use rubbing alcohol for sticky residue
If you have had stickers on the laptop case then use rubbing alcohol to remove the sticky residue with a cotton ball directly to the spots. Do not make it too wet as you don’t want it to enter in the system by dropping. Apply moderate pressure while rubbing until the spot vanishes.
Removing Scratches with Plastic Polish
If you want to remove scratches from your laptop you can clean it by the above procedure and then clean it with a lint-free soft cloth. You can go online to find the best scratch remover for your laptop.
However, the scratches can be restored with the plastic polish. Take polish and pour little amount on the cloth then rub it gently on the scratches. You may apply more polish if needed and rub in a circular motion or apply all over the laptop lid. Let the lid absorb the polish and rub the rest with a clean cloth.
Polish in a circular motion to remove streaks
Polishing in a circular motion is a technique which removes streaks or any particles on the lid while rubbing in a circular motion from the top to the bottom.
Clean the keyboard
When you are done cleaning the exterior of the laptop then clean the keyboard as well with a soft cloth and remove debris from the keys. Do not use a damp cloth for cleaning the keys.
Laptop Screen cleaning
Pour some dish liquid in a bowl and mix with water. Now take a cotton ball and dip it into the mixture to clean the laptop screen. Be careful it may not drip or go inside the laptop because it can cause harm to the system.
This procedure was about shining of your laptop. I can assure, you have got the idea of keeping clean your laptop and make it worth looking. Cleanliness is as necessary as we use our devices but they need bit more care while cleaning or make it shine.
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