The DIY Guide To Cleaning Your Laptop Hardware

Are you ready for spring cleaning?

Have you included your laptop on your to-do list?

If not, you should know that failing to clean your laptop can affect its performance.

And I don’t just mean dusting off the keyboard and screen. Cleaning the inside of your laptop is as important as cleaning the outside, and maybe even more so.

Just like desktop computers, laptops can suck a lot of dust over time. Laptops should actually  be cleaned more frequently, since their components are close to each other.

Dirt and dust can have detrimental effects on your laptop’s performance.

When your laptop isn’t clean, your fan will have to run constantly. This will result in overheating of your laptop and damage to your system’s components. They may even stop working altogether.

Let’s start cleaning.

What Supplies Will I Need?

  • ​Soft, lint-free cloths
  • ​Mild dish detergent, such as Dawn
  • ​A can of compressed air
  • A computer vacuum cleaner (optional)