Cleaning Your Computers Presented By: Brandon Ellis Sandra Walker Patty Gantt Patty Williams
How To Clean Your Mouse • Turn off computer. • Turn mouse upside-down. • Unscrew ball retaining ring and remove ball. • Clean rollers with cotton swab dampened with water or rubbing alcohol.
How To Clean Your Mouse • Wash ball in warm water with dishwashing liquid. Rinse and dry. • Use compressed air to remove dust inside mouse housing. • Reassemble mouse. • Wipe exterior of mouse and mouse cable with cloth dampened with water. • Tip: Smooth-surface mouse pads, rather than fabric-textured mouse pads, • reduce the amount of build-up on the rollers.
Cleaning Your Computer Monitor • Turn the monitor off and spray some window cleaner on a soft cloth to clean the monitor screen. • Never spray cleaner directly on the monitor.
Cleaning Your Computer Keyboard • Turn the computer off and use a small amount of alcohol on a q-tip or soft cloth to remove built up grime on the keyboard. • Turn the keyboard over and shake out any loose particles • Do not use commercial detergents or a vacuum cleaner!!
Cleaning Your Computer CPU • To clean the computer box itself, just use a dry soft cloth to wipe off the dust. • If you need something stronger, you may use some Isopropanol Alcohol on a soft cloth.
Viruses • Computer viruses are easily transmitted on a floppy disk without the user even knowing it. • For this reason, do not allow students to bring diskettes from home to load files onto your computer.
Viruses • You should also be careful if you receive an attachment to an email message. • Viruses cannot infect a computer via email, but if a file is attached to an email message and you access it, you could infect your computer.
Keeping Your Laptop Clean!! What now?
How to care for your computer • Always keep your computer in the case whenever you are moving from one class to another. • Keep your computer in a temperature controlled climate. • Keep only your computer in the case – no textbooks or 3-ring binders. • Do not place anything heavy on the laptop.
How to care for your computer • Always place your laptop on a level surface. • Wash your hands before using the computer. • Fluids are the number one enemy of electronic items so it is best not to eat or drink while working on the laptop. • If liquid spills on the keyboard, turn the keyboard upside down to drain for at least 12 hours before powering on again. • Never allow anyone else to use your school laptop.
How to care for your computer • Never put personal data or programs that can’t be easily recovered on your laptop. • Your laptop may, someday, unexpectedly require service. Your personal data will not be protected if this happens and you could lose your data. • Don’t save passwords on your laptop. • Use a password that is easy for you to remember (but not easy for someone else to guess).
The Proper Way to Clean Your Laptop Computer • Clean the exterior by simply wiping it off with a damp, soft cloth. • Dust off the screen using a dry, lint-free, soft cloth. Pressing too hard on the screen will cause damage - so be easy. • Do not use cleaning agents to clean your laptop!