• First, you need to turn off your laptop. Let the computer cool down if you have been using it for several hours already. Remove the power source so that you can start cleaning your laptop without any risks of electrocution.
  • The first part of the laptop to clean is the LCD screen. It is advised to clean it every time you use the laptop since accumulated dirt and moisture can cause the screen to be tougher to remove. A dry, microfiber cloth is ideal when removing the dirt.
  • Remember that the screen has a sensitive surface. For screens with some visible stains, a damp cloth is ideal to effectively remove the stains, use  regular water and do not use alcohol or ammonia based cleaners. Check the manual for details.
  • The keyboard is a lot trickier to clean. Normally, you can just wipe it off with a cloth but for more intensive cleaning especially for keyboards with visible dirt accumulation, compressed air or vacuum cleaner can be used.
  • Check the vent on the side or at the back of your laptop. If it has visible dirt accumulation, use a brush to dislodge the dirt. Do not push the dirt in. Use compressed air or a vacuum cleaner to remove the stains.
  • If you will use any form of cleaner, follow the instructions when cleaning electronic devices. The safest way is to dilute with water to lessen the intensity.
  • Use a smooth, lint free cloth and dry the laptop if you used damp cloth. Clean also the cables and the cover of the laptop. Check the laptop in front of lights to see if there are any surface dirt present.
  • Congratulations! Your laptop now looks good to use again. A clean laptop is not just for aesthetic purposes. It allows you to keep it in good condition and make it look brand new again.