Protecting your hardware by simple cleaning

@joniebee (182)
February 21, 2009 1:13pm CST
I recently cleaned the inside of my PC for the first time,It's 7 months old,I thought i'd left it too long and i was right as it was full of dust,I couldn't believe how much,This is obviously a real danger to hardware.How good are you at keeping your inner PC spotless?
6 responses
• India
22 Feb 09
:D yeah.. i use compressed air to do it happy lottin and have a nice day
@satyakam (1112)
• India
22 Feb 09
Hi you are right my parents always scold me why i'm not cleaning my system's inside cabinet and hardware but i'm little lazy so when i checked the system once in two months gap ..oh my you can't believe the density of dust in mother board and cpu fan,i took many hours to clean all parts still same things happened with me again and again.
@cvrajan (356)
• India
22 Feb 09
"To clean or not to clean - that's the question!". My habit is this: Until you get into some sort of trouble (suspectedly) from inside your hardware, don't do cleaning unnecessarily. Reasons? 1. Sometimes if you blow out dust, it may go and enter to sensitive parts (like floppy drive, cd drive etc) and create new troubles! 2. If you suck dusts with a vacuum cleaner, you should be very careful not to suck tiny resistors, capacitors etc in the boards (a bit of exaggeration, but my worry is what if happens!). Better to use a soft cloth for cleaning, but see point 3. 3. When you clean, you may disturb some cable connections, junctions etc and after doing a good job of cleaning, when you close everything and start, something will not function! You have to open out again and do a re-tightening of cables etc. Cleaning a computer must be like a good personnel management policy. Do not volunteer any sops as long as people are not crying for it!
@skyblue (1300)
• India
21 Feb 09
Yes .Its necessary to clean to cpu from the inside.First time When i open the cpu.I saw too much dust on the Fan and smps.
@kumarpslv (3218)
• India
21 Feb 09
We may able to see inside our system that can not even imagine.We used to think, that we are keeping the outside of the system very clean and there will not be anything inside it . But in practice,it entirely opposite to out thoughts. While cleaning the inside parts we should take care, as the tiny printed circuits may break if we apply even little more force on it.
• India
21 Feb 09
For the first time when I bought my PC,I didn;t open it for cleaning near about 1 year.Then different issue with the heat sink started.I open and clean it.Now I do a routin clean up in every one month on regular basis.Thats all.