How to clean your notebook - the correct way

Once your notebook was pretty and shiny and now, just after some months, it gets dirtier and dirtier. Skin abrasion and greasy fingers form a nasty film on the case and keyboard. And with the growing age of the notebook, the sight becomes more and more "bad". Bad in the sense of - you don't really like to touch it anymore.  We will show you how to clean your notebook - without unscrewing it!
All notebooks - from Asus to MacBook Pro - have the tendency to get dirty quickly: greasy surfaces, dusty displays and fans as well as crumbs in the keyboard were and are my constant companions. But I'm not alone. The fact that notebooks are filthy children is also due to the fact that they are carried around a lot. The ubiquitous film of dirt from skin abrasion, hand cream, food residues and dust is not only unappetizing but can also considerably shorten the life of the notebook. It is therefore advisable to clean the equipment from time to time. If you know how it can be done in a few easy steps.
Let us start: Cleaning your notebook
Clean your notebook.
Before you get started, turn off your notebook and unplug it from the power supply. Remove the battery - but only if this is easily possible with your device! This is a safety measure: On the one hand, it prevents the device from being switched on accidentally. On the other hand, damage caused by moisture penetrating into the housing (e.g. from cleaning cloths or cleaning agents) is prevented.
Step 1: How to clean your notebook monitor
People are working a lot on their notebooks, even when they are sick. In case of a cold with a coughing and sneezing, the monitor will form an optimal droplet catcher. Over time, the droplets mix with the dust and grease particles deposited on the screen to form a disgusting mixture.
Small tip: Protect yourself from germs and bacteria on the display of your smartphone! Special care is required during the cold period. Always wash your hands thoroughly after sneezing, coughing and cleaning your nose. It is recommended to disinfect the smartphone once or twice a week.
Do not wait until you cannot see your monitor correctly anymore, but rather try to wipe the dirty film with a microfibre cloth. If this does not help, you can slightly moisten the cloth. With the damp microfibre cloth, the dirt can usually be removed easily.
Clean the notebook properly
The display requires special attention as it is easily scratched and allergic to chemical cleaning materials.
Important: Avoid the use of strong chemicals on the monitor of your laptop! Even glass cleaners and dishwashing detergents can attack the sensitive coating and ruin the monitor. With touch monitors, the anti-fingerprint layer will be killed!
So: Stick to the microfibre cloth and very little water, in my experience this solves any everyday dirt. For "re-polishing" you can then use cleaning material for glasses.
A little practical tip: You can easily remove the dirt on the edges and corners of the screen by inserting a cotton swab into the microfibre cloth.
Step 2: Cleaning the keyboard
In guides on the net you can read again and again that you should remove the keyboard or the keys themselves for cleaning. On the one hand, this is not possible with most notebooks, on the other hand, the subsequent puzzle work is not worth the effort! If the keyboard is full of little dirty pieces and individual keys are already stuck, you should first roughly clean the keyboard with a vacuum cleaner or compressed air spray.
Caution: The household vacuum cleaner is not suitable for this, it can tear buttons out of the anchorage. Surely you don't want to have to look for it in a vacuum cleaner bag!
Then you should lightly fog a fine cloth, for example, a clean dishcloth, with cleaning alcohol (isopropanol 99.9%) and carefully but firmly wipe over the keyboard and touchpad.
Really stuck keys will need a little more alcohol until they come loose. The alcohol also removes the dirt under the keys effectively and has the advantage that residues do not cause any damage. In addition, unlike cleaning chemicals, alcohol evaporates immediately, leaving no residue in the laptop case. Other dirt, such as sticker residue, may need a little more attention. The somewhat more generous use of isopropanol alcohol is helpful here.
Step 3: How to remove grease and nicotine from your notebook case
When you can see your monitor clearly again and you can use your laptop's buttons normally, you should take care of the outside. Usually, you will find the most dirt here, caused by all the things that fly around in a notebook bag, from finger abrasion to nicotine traces, leftover food and stains of all kinds. This creates a unyielding dirt that you should clean from time to time.
The notebook case is the most insensitive part of the device. As with the monitor and keyboard, use a microfiber cloth first. If that is not enough you can use the cleaning alcohol. Caution: Use kitchen cleaner only in exceptional cases. It is very aggressive and should therefore only be used for stubborn dirt such as a yellowish nicotine layer. The same applies here: the cloth should be as moist as possible. Wipe off any residue immediately with a clean cloth and do not use the grease remover cloth for the monitor or other sensitive components. Just to be on the safe side: grease solvent can attack the surface of plastic notebooks!
Step 4: To clean connections and ventilation slots on your laptop
Last but not least, you should take care of the fans and the connections of your notebook. Both component groups are particularly explosive during cleaning: the fan, because it must not rotate, the connections, because these are very narrow and should leave as little moisture as possible. At the connections, it is best to try a cotton swab soaked with isopropanol. Coarse dirt, for example hair and lint, can be removed beforehand with fine tweezers.
It is often recommended to vacuum the fan to clean it. The problem here is that the fan rotates as a result of the vacuuming process. Since the electric motor contained therein acts as a dynamo, a voltage build-up can occur that damages parts on the mainboard, such as the fan controller. Therefore, first remove coarse dust flakes with tweezers. The compressed air can is then used again. Do not blow directly into the slots, otherwise the fan will rotate. Avoid this by blowing at a flat angle over the ventilation slots. Remove greasy dirt and discolouration with cleaning alcohol on a microfibre cloth or cotton swab. You can then reinsert the battery and start the notebook. If you want to clean the fan of your console, like the Xbox or PS4, you should also not directly blow at the the fan. Remember that consoles are computers too and work like them.
Conclusion: Cleaning your notebook
Overall, cleaning a notebook, especially if it is done regularly, is not a problem. With isopropanol, microfibre cloth, cotton swabs and a pair of tweezers, almost any dirt can be removed without damaging the sensitive electronics of your laptop. Chemicals should only be used in exceptional cases. Especially the monitor is very sensitive, which is why we recommend to use a damp microfiber cloth.
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