In my last post, I discussed the Software Activities to maintain your PC; now, I will discuss some hardware activities that the user should perform manually to keep your PC healthy.
Cleaning the RAM
RAM’s importance in a PC does not need any explanations, so, to keep your RAM working properly, you can clean it with an eraser. What you need to do is rub the eraser on the golden color connectors on your RAM. It helps a lot and saves you from problems like your PC might not boot after hitting the power button.
Keep the Keyboard Free from Dandruff
Keyboard Dandruff is not dandruff in a real sense, and it’s just the traces of dust, cigarette ash (if you smoke while working on your computer). To remove dandruff from the keyboard, you need to hold your keyboard upside-down and tap it to eliminate the dust traces.
Now shown here is the outcome of this process.
Cotton wool dipped in alcohol can be used to clean the keys. Another surface is but doesn’t overdose your keyboard. It may start malfunctioning, LOL.
Taking Care of the Mouse
Mouse too is often 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 the roller mouse case, open it, and clean the roller with water and soap.
Give some Treatment to Cabinet
Like other parts, CPU Cabinet too needs some treatment. Apart from normal dusting, it would help if you cleaned the curves with a toothbrush, as shown below.
Fan, at the back portion of your CPU Cabinet, can also be cleaned with a toothbrush, and the same can be done with the small pores like openings that work as heat-sink of your CPU.
The inner part of your Cabinet also has lots of dirt and dust, which might hamper or at times destroy some circuits. You can use some vacuum cleaner; even a hairdryer may work, but be careful with the dryer’s temperature settings.
I wanted to put the image for cleaning Cabinet with a 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 won’t affect your PC’s performance directly, but following these tips save you from visiting your computer vendor very often, so try them, and let me know your views. I hope you find this 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.