PC Magazine: Clean Your PC

by Larry Emmott on July 21, 2005

in Hardware

Solutions from PC Magazine: Clean Your PC

Clean Your PC

By Bill Howard
Our high-tech machines are subject to everyday dirt, dust, and even greasy fingerprints. Any exposed parts can suffer because of dirt; PCs run hotter, monitors grow dimmer, printers jam, keyboards stick, and scanners deliver scratchy images. But what cleaning methods are both effective and safe? What should you apply when the user manual says “nonalkaline cleanser and a lint-free cloth”? Is Windex or Formula 409 okay? Can you use an old T-shirt? A damp paper towel? Here’s an overview of how to keep your computer and peripherals clean.
Clean Your PC

You can do most cleaning with a microfiber cloth (such as those sold to clean eyeglasses and camera lenses) and warm water applied to a clean, all-cotton T-shirt or a second microfiber cloth

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