In my last post I discussed the Software Activities to maintain your PC, Now I am going, to discuss some hardware activities, which should be performed manually by the user to keep your PC healthy.
Cleaning the RAM
Importance of RAM in a PC, does not need any explanations, so, in order to keep your RAM working properly, you can clean it with eraser. What you need to do is just rub the eraser on the golden color connectors on your RAM. It helps a lot, and also saves you from the problems, like sometimes your PC might not boot, after hitting the power button
Keep the Keyboard Free from Dandruff
Keyboard Dandruff, is not the dandruff in real sense, its just the traces of dust, cigarette ash (if you smoke while working on your computer). To remove dandruff from keyboard you need to hold your keyboard upside-down and tap it, to get rid of the dust traces.
Now shown here is the outcome of this process.
Cotton wool dipped in alcohol, can be used to clean the keys, other surface are but don’t overdose your keyboard, it may start malfunctioning, LOL.
Taking Care of the Mouse
Mouse too is often a prey to dust, especially for the roller mouse, it’s a big headache, you can use the toothbrush, to clean the mouse, mouse pad. In case of roller mouse, open it, and clean the roller with water and soap if required.
Give some Treatment to Cabinet
Like other parts CPU Cabinet too needs some treatment, apart from normal dusting, you need to clean the curves with toothbrush, as shown below.
Fan, at the back portion of your CPU Cabinet can also be cleaned with toothbrush, and same can be done with the small pores like openings which work as heat-sink of your CPU.
Inner part of your Cabinet also, has lots of dirt and dust, which might hamper or at times destroy some circuits, for that you can use some vacuum cleaner, even a hair dryer may work, but be careful with the temperature settings of the dryer.
I wanted to put the image for cleaning Cabinet with vacuum cleaner, but I don’t have a vacuum cleaner, so, I could not.
Overview and Your comments
I have felt that these tips really don’t affect the performance of your PC directly, but following these tips, saves you from visiting your computer vendor very often, so try them, and let me know your views, hope you find these useful.
We all don’t want that one fine morning You wake up hit the power button..the PC doesn’t boot..no-reaction it shows
Any additions to this list are more than welcome and in case you missed the article on Software Activities to maintain your PC, do read it!!