How to clean a pc

By Jon Martindale 30 October 2018

Follow our tips to keep your PC dust-free.

You can configure your fans however you like, use as many dust filters as you can, and make sure your PC is well away from carpets and floor-bound fluff, but at some point, the inside of your case is going to get dusty. You can’t escape it, and it’s a good idea to clean your PC now and then if you want to keep your components’ temperatures manageable. Here are the methods we use to safely and thoroughly clean out our computers.

How to clean dust from your PC

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The most important thing to consider when cleaning your case is that we want to make it possible for cool, fresh air to get into the case and hot air to get out. If dust filters are clogged or there’s excess dust collected around the heat sinks, that’s not going to be possible and your system could overheat.

To counter that, you want to do everything you can to eliminate dust and leave your system fresh and clean.

Note: Whenever cleaning your PC or its components, you need to take extra special care about static damage. Using an anti-static wristband is ideal, but if you don’t have one to hand, make sure to regularly ground yourself by touching your case or PSU housing.

  • Wear a dust mask or respirator if you want to avoid breathing in any of the dust and dirt you remove from your case.
  • Turn off your PC and unplug the power cable from the rear. If you want to be extra safe, unplug everything.
  • Move your computer to somewhere well ventilated if possible, or at least open a window or door to let fresh air into the room.
  • Remove the side panels and (if possible) the front panel of your case.
  • Use a lint-free cloth or can of compressed air to clean the dust from any dust filters, as well as any obvious collections in the base of the case.
  • Use a can of compressed air—we don’t recommend trying to blow forcefully yourself—to clean the dust from any heatsinks like your CPU or graphics card cooler.

Once you’ve knocked all the dust loose, use a vacuum cleaner to clean up any dust that ends up on the floor. However, don’t use the vacuum directly on the interior of your case, as there is a real risk of static damage. (You could use one as a blower in a pinch, which Jarred regularly does, but don’t get the tip close to sensitive components.)

If your PC hasn’t been cleaned in a while, there’s a good chance you have dust caked onto the fans, vents, and heat sinks. In this case, a quick dusting won’t get you much further than the below picture, and you’ll need to do a deep clean.

How to deep clean your PC

If you display your PC like a work of art as much as a functional tool or gaming machine, then you’ll want to do more than just give it a light dusting. For that, we’d recommend removing everything from the case. That means redoing all of your cable management, draining the water-cooling loop, and unhooking all your drive caddies. The end result, though, is worth it.

Note: We still recommend an anti-static wrist band when handling any components. If you don’t have one to hand, periodically touch your PC case to ground yourself.

  • Remove all of your components and lay them out on a non-conductive surface. If you remove your CPU heat sink—not strictly necessary—be aware that you should remove and re-apply the thermal paste. If you’re not sure how, read our guide.
  • Use compressed air and a lint free cloth to blow and wipe any dust build up you can see. Pay particular attention to any crevices, plastic shrouds, and heat sinks. Thoroughly clean any dust filters too.
  • To clean fan blades, hold them steady and wipe or blow each blade individually.
  • If there are any fingerprint or oily marks on anything, use cotton swabs and isopropyl alcohol or equivalent to wipe them clean. Make sure to leave them to dry before putting them back together.
  • Some components, like a graphics card, can get dust build-up inside a covered area. Cleaning these may require disassembling the card, which is possible if you have the right tools (small hex and Torx bits are often required).

There are certain components, like the interior of your PSU, that you aren’t going to be able to clean effectively without taking it apart and voiding your warranty. Doing so can be dangerous, too. Instead, we’d recommend using a can of compressed air with a long straw attached to give it a little blast to dislodge any stubborn dust. When you next turn it on, its own fan and natural airflow should blow any loosened dust out of the rear.

When you’re finished cleaning, put everything back together. Take this opportunity to do a little cable management as it can help avoid dust build up by making for a cleaner passage of air through your system.

How often should I clean my PC?

To maintain a healthy system, we recommend a light dusting at least every three to six months, or more often if you have pets or live in an especially dusty environment. For deep cleanings, every six months to a year is recommended if you want to maintain peak performance, or every couple of years at the very least to avoid any potential overheating issues.

How to clean a pc

How to clean a pc

Despite its abundance of moving parts, the fact that your PC is usually sitting in one location for long stretches of time means its internal components are susceptible to dust buildup. External peripherals like keyboards and monitors can become dirty over time as well, which makes routine maintenance and cleaning an essential part of PC ownership.

In this guide, we’ll explain the best practices and recommended tools for the properly maintaining and cleaning of both internal and external PC components. It’s not always necessary to give your PC a full scrub down, but taking the time to properly clean more sensitive components can go a long way in ensuring their longevity.

Essential Tools And Best Practices

How to clean a pc

Depending on your PC’s layout and your specific cleaning needs, you don’t need to have all of the following tools. However, the more of them you have (or are willing to get), the better.

  • A screwdriver (this is really only needed for case screws or screws holding in components like the graphics card or hard drive)
  • A can of compressed air
  • Cotton swabs (Q-tips preferably)
  • Isopropyl alcohol (basic rubbing alcohol can work too)
  • A cleaning cloth
  • Thermal paste (only needed if you want to clean and/or reseat your CPU)

Once you’re ready to start cleaning your PC, unplug it from its power source and, just to be safe, flip the power switch off.

Cleaning External Components

How to clean a pc

Depending on the specific component you’re cleaning, you probably won’t need more than a damp cleaning cloth and maybe some Q-tips. A damp cloth is ideal for cleaning your monitor screen and removing dust/skin flakes from your keyboard and/or mouse. If you want to really deep-clean your keyboard, you can use a Q-tip to clean in-between the keys.

If you’re using a keyboard with removable keys, even better. Remove the keycaps and really get in there, just make sure you don’t lose any!

Cleaning Fans

For virtually any PC fan (case fans, graphics card fans, heat sink fans, etc.), a few blasts of compressed air can remove most loose dust. Just make sure that if you’re cleaning a case fan, you open up the case so that you can blow the dust out into the environment and not back into the computer.

How to clean a pc

If there’s caked-on dust leftover after you’ve finished blowing compressed air, you can use a Q-tip dipped in isopropyl alcohol to carefully wipe down each individual fan blade. If it’s a case fan or heat sink fan, physically unscrewing and removing it can help with the cleaning process, just make sure you know how to properly put the fan back once you’re done.

Cleaning Internal Components

How to clean a pc

The best way to clean an internal component is to disconnect it from the larger system (the motherboard, power supply, etc.) and utilize the above compressed air/Q-tip tactics as needed. Compressed air (or an air compressor if you don’t want disposable) should be enough for components like the graphics card and hard drive, and you can use a dry cloth to wipe down the hard drive and power supply if you want to really be thorough. Caked-on dust or dirt can be rubbed away with isopropyl alcohol using either a cloth or a Q-tip for hard-to-reach places.

You should never take apart the hard drive or the power supply, not even to clean them. Doing so can void their respective warranties, and potentially cause serious harm to the component or (in the power supply’s case) to yourself. If you remove components like your graphics card, RAM, or CMOS battery, you can clean their corresponding motherboard slots with a blast or two of compressed air.

Cleaning/Reseating your CPU

The process of cleaning a CPU is a little more involved than most other components, but it can greatly benefit your PC if done correctly. If you notice that thermal paste is leaking over from the top of the chip onto your motherboard, or if it has been a few years, you should definitely consider cleaning it.

How to clean a pc

After detaching the heat sink, start by removing any excess thermal paste from the bottom of the heat sink, from the top of the CPU chip, and from around the CPU. This can be done with isopropyl alcohol and either cotton swabs or a cloth.

Once the CPU socket and surrounding area have been properly cleaned, reinsert the CPU chip and apply some fresh thermal paste directly onto the top center of the chip. You don’t want to use too much paste (otherwise it will leak and spill over), but you also don’t want to use too little (otherwise you risk overheating). A common recommendation is to apply enough paste to match the size of a grain of rice or a small pea. Carefully replace the heat sink so that the thermal paste evenly spreads across the bottom plate, and reinstall the heat sink.

As with any cleaning routine, keeping your PC spic and span can get monotonous, especially if you’re the sort of person who likes to be thorough in their cleaning. However, depending on where you keep your computer and how often you use it, you really don’t have to clean it more than once every 2-3 months.

Heat is your computer’s worst enemy. Over time, dust buildup inside your computer could undermine its cooling efficiency, resulting in shorter life spans for your computer’s components.

Heat is your computer’s worst enemy. Over time, dust buildup inside your computer could undermine its cooling efficiency, resulting in shorter life spans for your computer’s components. To help keep your computer running cool, clean the inside of your computer every 6 to 12 months. Here’s how:

Step 1: Turn off your computer and unplug it from the electrical outlet or surge protector.

Step 2: Open up your computer’s case.

How to clean a pc Ed Rhee

Step 3: Using compressed air, dust the internal components of your computer with short bursts of air. Try to remain at least a few inches away from the surface of the motherboard, memory, processor, and expansion cards.

Step 4: Remove the dust buildup on your case fans with a can of compressed air. Hold the fan with your finger to keep it from spinning while you’re blowing the compressed air onto it. Fan blades can be delicate and may crack if spun too quickly. You can use rubbing alcohol and wipe the blades with a cotton swab for the finishing touches. If the fans are hard to reach or extremely dirty, feel free to remove them from the case for easier cleaning.

Step 5: Remove the dust buildup from the power supply using a can of compressed air. If your case has a dust filter underneath the power supply, be sure to clean the filter too.

Step 6a: The heat sink and fan that’s mounted on your processor should be cleaned as well. Again, with a can of compressed air and using short bursts, blow the dust away from the heat sink and fan. If the buildup is too heavy, you may need to remove the heat sink and fan from the processor to get it thoroughly cleaned. Just remember to clean the thermal grease off of the processor and the heat sink, then apply new thermal grease before reattaching the heat sink to the processor.

Step 6b: To remove the thermal grease, moisten a lint-free cloth with 99 percent isopropyl alcohol, then wipe away the thermal grease from the processor and the heat sink. Less concentrated alcohol will also work but may leave a residue that could reduce the efficiency of the thermal paste or grease. A commercially available thermal material remover, called ArctiClean, can be used instead of the isopropyl alcohol, and coffee filters can be used instead of a lint-free cloth.

Step 7: Finally, dust off all the ports on the computer with compressed air and clean all the exterior vents with rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab.

That’s it. If you keep your computer on the ground or on carpet, try to remember to clean your computer every six months or so. If your computer sits on a desk, yearly intervals should be fine. An easy way to remember to clean your computer is to schedule a cleaning at the same time as when you get your teeth cleaned. You do go to the dentist, right?

Note: For information about this topic in Windows 10, see Recovery options in Windows 10.

If you’re having problems with your PC, you can:

Refresh your PC to reinstall Windows and keep your personal files and settings. Refresh also keeps the apps that came with your PC and the apps you installed from the Microsoft Store.

Reset your PC to reinstall Windows but delete your files, settings, and apps—except for the apps that came with your PC.

Restore your PC to undo recent system changes you’ve made.

If you’re having trouble starting (booting) your PC, see Windows Startup Settings (including safe mode), and go to the “Get to Windows Startup Settings in the Windows Recovery Environment” section. You can refresh, reset, or restore your PC from the Windows Recovery Environment.

If you want to back up and restore your personal files using File History, see Set up a drive for File History.

Before you start to refresh or reset your PC

In most cases, once you start to refresh or reset your PC, it’ll finish on its own. However, if Windows needs missing files, you’ll be asked to insert recovery media, which is typically on a DVD disc or thumb drive. If that happens, what you’ll need depends on your PC.

If your PC came with Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1, you’ll need the discs or thumb drive that came with your PC. Check the info that came with your PC to see if your PC manufacturer provided these discs or media. In some cases, you might have created them when you first set up your PC.

If you don’t have either of those, you can make them if you have a USB thumb drive of 16 GB or larger. Having a recovery drive can help you troubleshoot and fix problems with your PC, even if it won’t start. For more info, see Create a USB recovery drive.

If you upgraded your PC to Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 with a DVD, use that disc. If you don’t have Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 media, contact Microsoft Support.

Refresh, reset, or restore

Select any of the following for more detailed info.

If your PC isn’t performing as well as it once did, and you don’t know why, you can refresh your PC without deleting any of your personal files or changing your settings.

Note: If you upgraded your PC from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and your PC has a Windows 8 recovery partition, refreshing your PC will restore Windows 8. You’ll need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 after the refresh has finished.

Warning: Apps you installed from websites and DVDs will be removed. Apps that came with your PC and apps you installed from Microsoft Store will be reinstalled. Windows puts a list of removed apps on your desktop after refreshing your PC.

To refresh your PC

Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.
(If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)

Tap or click Update and recovery, and then tap or click Recovery.

Under Refresh your PC without affecting your files, tap or click Get started.

Follow the instructions on the screen.

If you want to recycle your PC, give it away, or start over with it, you can reset it completely. This removes everything and reinstalls Windows.

Note: If you upgraded your PC from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and your PC has a Windows 8 recovery partition, resetting your PC will restore Windows 8. You’ll need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 after the reset has finished.

Warning: All of your personal files will be deleted and your settings will be reset. All apps that you installed will be removed. Only apps that came with your PC will be reinstalled.

To reset your PC

Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.
(If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)

Tap or click Update and recovery, and then tap or click Recovery.

Under Remove everything and reinstall Windows, tap or click Get started.

Follow the instructions on the screen.

Note: You’ll be asked to choose whether you want to erase data quickly or thoroughly. If you choose to erase data quickly, some data might be recoverable using special software. If you choose to erase data thoroughly, this will take longer but it makes recovering data less likely.

If you think an app or driver that you recently installed caused problems with your PC, you can restore Windows back to an earlier point in time, called a restore point. System Restore doesn’t change your personal files, but it might remove recently installed apps and drivers.

System Restore isn’t available for Windows RT 8.1.

Windows automatically creates a restore point when you install desktop apps and new Windows updates, if the last restore point is older than 7 days. You can also create a restore point manually at any time.

To restore your PC to an earlier point in time

Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
(If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.)

Enter Control Panel in the search box, and tap or click Control Panel.

Enter Recovery in the Control Panel search box, and then tap or click Recovery.

Tap or click Open System Restore, and then follow the instructions.

If you need additional help refreshing, resetting, or restoring your PC, check out the Repair and Recovery community pages in the Windows forum for solutions that other people have found for problems they’ve experienced.

Although older versions of Windows didn’t make it easy to wipe your computer clean of personal information, that’s pretty simple to do with Windows 10. You can do this if you’re preparing to sell or give away your computer, or you might do this to troubleshoot a problematic PC. Wiping it and starting fresh can help you reclaim all your hard drive space and return your PC to full, factory-fresh performance.

Why you should wipe your computer

How you wipe your PC depends on what you plan to do with it afterward. If you are keeping the computer, you can proceed directly to resetting the hard drive back to a fresh version of Windows. But if you plan to sell or give the computer away, you’ll want to take extra precaution to make sure the data stored on your PC is inaccessible to the computer’s next owner.

If you have a hard disk drive (HDD), it will be thoroughly erased when you refresh Windows. But if your computer has a solid-state drive (SSD) — and virtually all computers sold in the last few years do — you’ll have to take an extra step to ensure your old data can’t be recovered even after it’s erased — you should encrypt it.

How to encrypt your SSD

The easiest way to encrypt your PC is to use the built-in encryption option in Windows, but not all SSDs support this feature. To find out, do this:

1. Click the Start button and then click “Settings.”

2. Click “System” and then click “About.”

  • If you see an option for “Device Encryption,” click it and follow the instructions to encrypt your hard drive.
  • If Device Encryption isn’t an option for your PC, you might be able to turn on BitLocker, depending on which version of Windows 10 you have. Click “BitLocker settings” and follow the directions to enable it. If the link takes you to the Microsoft Store to purchase Windows 10 Pro, BitLocker won’t be an option without paying for the upgrade.

How to wipe your Windows computer

After your hard drive is encrypted — or if you don’t need to encrypt it — you can use Windows to wipe your PC, setting it back to its factory defaults.

1. Click the Start button and click “Settings.”

2. Click “Update & Security.”

3. Click “Recovery.”

4. On the Recovery page in the “Reset this PC” section, click “Get started.”

5. On the “Choose an option” page, click “Remove everything.” Then follow the instructions to complete the process, and Windows will reset the computer back to its original configuration with a fresh install of Windows.

How to wipe your Mac computer

The steps for wiping a Mac computer are quite different from wiping a PC. Whether you’re trying to sell your Mac or just start fresh, read our article to learn how to wipe a Mac computer.

Introduction: How to Clean and Dust Your PC

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Hello and welcome to possibly the most important thing you will see today! We are going to learn how to properly maintain your Personal Computer’s life by cleaning the inside of it. Why should you do this you ask? Well after losing a graphics card and a power supply from my computer overheating, I quickly realized this was a problem that can be easily avoided. Disclaimer, this tutorial is only for those with DESKTOPS NOT LAPTOPS.

You’ve been warned.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

You really don’t need much to decently clean your computer. I’ve sorted the items in this list by most important to least important (top to bottom). While not all of these are needed, it would be ideal to have:

1x Can of Duster

1x Strong Heart

1x Package of Wet Wipes

-alternatively paper towels and rubbing alcohol works just as well

1x Pair of Hands

Once you’ve gathered at least a few of these, you’re ready to get cleaning!

Step 2: Pop That Sucker Open!

Most PC’s have a side panel with two large screws on the back side of the panel. These should be fairly easy to unscrew as most manufacturers make these easy to twist. Slide the panel off and wipe down the front and back sides of it, as well as getting the edges. Once you’re done cleaning the side panel, set it aside and let’s dive into the meat and potatoes of our project here!

Step 3: Visible Dust

This step is fairly straightforward, blast any hair or dust you can find right out of your PC with the Duster. You want to clean most of your PC parts with the Duster as any moisture isn’t good for the electronic parts inside of it. The Duster method is generally you’re best option when it comes to cleaning your electronics. To take care of any remaining dust, use a Wet Wipe to get it out. If you don’t have those or aren’t trying to risk getting your parts wet, you can use a paper towel to wipe the dust off; or even go as far as lightly wetting the paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wiping down the inside of your PC. You can see my computer most definitely needs a good cleaning!

Step 4: Fans and Ventilation

For this step, you’ll primarily just need the Can of Duster . Locate all of vents for the fans on your tower, and clear all the dust from them as this is one of the biggest factors of overheating PC’s. The dust clogs up the vents and doesn’t allow any air to pass through. It’s kind of like a personal heater but with no way for the heat to escape. This can cause some big time damage to you PC’s parts so it’s best to do an extra good job on this step! Many people forget about the vent on the bottom of your PC. This is for the Power Supply which is constantly running while your computer is turned on. I always hit this with the Duster first because when your Power Supply overheats and short circuits, it can fry everything else in your PC.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

Finally, you make sure the inside of your tower is clean and tidy. Double check to make sure you didn’t move any cables around so that they get constantly hit by the fan blades in your tower. As you can see, my cable management is by no means perfect, but this isn’t the biggest problem as no fan blades collide with any cables. Slide the side panel back on, and put the screws you had put aside earlier back in. Not too tight as you don’t want to have a hard time getting into your PC later. After that, take your Wet Wipe or your alcohol based towel and wipe down the outside of your PC, paying close attention to the places you most commonly touch like the power button or around the USB drives. After you’ve made the outside of your PC sparkle, you’re done! The only thing left to do is clean up!

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Keeping Your Computer Clean

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Lesson 16: Keeping Your Computer Clean

Keeping your computer physically clean

Dust isn’t just unattractive—it can potentially damage or even destroy parts of your computer. Cleaning your computer regularly will help you keep it working properly and avoid expensive repairs.

Watch the video below to learn how to keep a computer clean.

Looking for the old version of this video? You can still view it here.

Cleaning the keyboard

Dust, food, liquid, and other particles can get stuck underneath the keys on your keyboard, which can prevent it from working properly. The basic cleaning tips below can help keep your keyboard clean.

  1. Unplug the keyboard from the USB or PS/2 port. If the keyboard is plugged into the PS/2 port, you will need to shut down the computer before unplugging it.
  2. Turn the keyboard upside down and gently shake it to remove dirt and dust.
  3. Use a can of compressed air to clean between the keys.

How to clean a pc

How to clean a pc

Dealing with liquids

If you spill liquid on the keyboard, quickly shut down the computer and disconnect the keyboard. Then turn the keyboard upside down and allow the liquid to drain.

If the liquid is sticky, you will need to hold the keyboard on its side under running water to rinse away the sticky liquid. Then turn the keyboard upside down to drain for two days before reconnecting it. Please note that the keyboard may not be fixable at this point, but the method above is probably the best option.

To prevent this situation altogether, we recommend keeping drinks away from the computer area.

Cleaning the mouse

There are two main mouse types: optical and mechanical. Each is cleaned in basically the same way, although the mechanical mouse requires a bit more work.

    Optical mice require no internal cleaning because they do not contain any rotating parts; however, they can get sticky over time as dust collects near the light emitter. This can cause erratic cursor movement or prevent the mouse from working properly.

How to clean a pc

How to clean a pc

The basic cleaning tips below will help keep your mouse clean:

  1. Unplug the mouse from the USB or PS/2 port. If the mouse is plugged into the PS/2 port, you will need to shut down the computer before unplugging it.
  2. Moisten a cotton cloth with rubbing alcohol, and use it to clean the top and bottom of the mouse.
  3. If you have a mechanical mouse, remove the tracking ball by turning the ball-cover ring counter-clockwise. Then clean the tracking ball and the inside of the mouse with a cotton cloth moistened with rubbing alcohol.
  4. Allow all of the parts to dry before reassembling and reconnecting the mouse. If you are connecting it to a PS/2 port, you will need to connect it before turning on the computer.

If you just want to give the mouse a quick cleaning, place it on a clean sheet of paper and move the mouse back and forth. Some of the dust and particles should rub off onto the paper.

Cleaning the monitor

Dirt, fingerprints, and dust can make your computer screen difficult to read; however, it’s easy to clean your screen when needed. There are monitor-cleaning kits you can buy, but they may damage your monitor if they’re designed for a different type of monitor. For example, a monitor cleaner that is designed for glass screens may not work with some non-glass LCD screens. The safest method is simply to use a soft clean cloth moistened with water.

How to clean a pc

Do not use glass cleaner to clean a monitor. Many screens have anti-glare coatings that can be damaged by glass cleaner.

  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Unplug the monitor from the power. If you are using a laptop, unplug the laptop.
  3. Use a soft clean cloth moistened with water to wipe the screen clean.

Do not spray any liquids directly onto the screen. The liquid could leak into the monitor and damage the internal components.

Tips for cleaning other computer surfaces

From time to time, you should clean your computer case and the sides and back of the monitor to avoid a buildup of dust and dirt. Here are a few tips you can use when cleaning these surfaces.

  • Dust is your computer’s main enemy. Use an anti-static cloth to lightly dust your computer casing. Do not use furniture cleaners or strong solvents.
  • Use a can of compressed air to blow out debris from the air intake slots.

How to clean a pc

How to clean a pc

Keep it cool

Don’t restrict airflow around your computer. A computer can generate a lot of heat, so the casing has fans that keep it from overheating. Avoid stacking papers, books, and other items around your computer.

How to clean a pc

Many computer desks have an enclosed compartment for the computer case. If you have this type of desk, you may want to position the case so it is not against the back side of the desk. If the compartment has a door, you may want to leave it open to improve airflow.

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Alternative methods for cleaning a laptop screen

Which are the best laptop cleaners to use?

  • Bryson Screen and Laptop Cleaner is a reasonably inexpensive cleaning solution that’s as easy to use. Just spray it onto a screen-safe cleaning cloth and wipe away all of your worries.
  • GreatShield offers a combination package of monitor cleaner solutions that give your PC monitor or laptop screen a thorough restoration.
  • The i-ScreenClean Ball 3-Pack is a great tool for daily cleaning and maintenance. With the i-ScreenClean ball, you can entirely avoid the use of liquids while you clean your laptop screen or monitor. Bigger problems like spills and stains will require the use of professional cleaning products, but for the most part, the cleaning ball is a great way to go.

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In-home warranty is available only on select customizable HP desktop PCs. Need for in-home service is determined by HP support representative. Customer may be required to run system self-test programs or correct reported faults by following advice given over phone. On-site services provided only if issue can’t be corrected remotely. Service not available holidays and weekends.

HP will transfer your name and address information, IP address, products ordered and associated costs and other personal information related to processing your application to Bill Me Later®. Bill Me Later will use that data under its privacy policy.

Microsoft Windows 10: Not all features are available in all editions or versions of Windows 10. Systems may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardware, drivers, software or BIOS update to take full advantage of Windows 10 functionality. Windows 10 is automatically updated, which is always enabled. ISP fees may apply and additional requirements may apply over time for updates. See http://www.microsoft.com.

HP Rewards qualifying and eligible products/purchases are defined as those from the following categories: Printers, Business PCs (Elite, Pro and Workstation brands), select Business Accessories and select Ink, Toner & Paper.