One wouldn’t be guilty of exaggeration upon saying that the days of bulky PC’s are on the passing. For in the era of handhelds, PC’s look good in commercial and public offices and not much elsewhere. Whatever we do, be it binge watching Game of Thrones, chatting with an old friend, tending to all important work, checking out the last update on Facebook we do it on our laptops.
Dust and electronic gadgets are not quite on good terms and usually don’t see each other eye to eye for dust have a nasty habit of damaging the items, especially in the case of laptops, by clogging the fans, the vents and heat sinks. This in turn inhibits the laptop’s self cooling mechanism, resulting in overheating. Overheating is quite a serious problem which spawns other issues like reduced performance and drainage of battery.
Now, let’s focus on how to slay the unwelcomed dust monster. Most modern laptops don’t come with provisions for the users to open and access the insides. A serious problem, if you want to clean the dust off. Check your user manual, if there is provision for unscrewing the back panel then do it. A word of caution, opening the back panel may render your warranty void, so please make necessary checks on the warranty card. After opening the back panel, you can use a can of compressed air to blow the dust out from the vents as well as the fan. While cleaning the fan, spin the rotors in different directions, which reduce the possibility of damage.
Also clean your keyboard as well, for keyboards work as magnets for liquid spills and food crumbs which are damaging in the long run. Use some cleansing solutions or soap water to remove stains.
Also clean the vents which are storehouses of dust, by using the can of compressed air. Cleaning will boost performance and increase the longevity.