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I’m having a problem to understanding which ways should I go with in order to cleaning out the laptop device from the screen and to keyboard and to covers and so on .  I’ve asked this because some users of the YouTube are providing a false information on how to clean the laptop etc. . can some one to help me out with this matter . :)

so I want to asks some questions before I proceeding with this . :)

how do I do to clean up the laptop screen ? and should to clean up with a water ?

and are there any cleaner products are Dedicated for cleans things for laptop ?

I’ve NEVER done this before for any laptop’s and is this  a risky thing to go with or not ?

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Greetings,

For cleaning the screen you should use the same materials that you would use for a normal computer monitor or LCD television.  Basically a safe cleaning liquid and a microfiber cloth (to prevent scratches).  They sell kits for this purpose that include a spray bottle of the appropriate solution and microfiber cloths.  I did a quick search on Amazon for you that shows plenty of acceptable results:

https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=monitor+cleaning+kit&crid=21YF1BTN7T9ZP&sprefix=monitor+cle%2Cinstant-video%2C170&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_4_11

As for cleaning the keyboard and internals, I'd suggest canned air as it works wonders for removing dust and other debris safely.  I similarly did a quick search on Amazon where you'll find plenty of acceptable results:

https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=canned+air&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

As for the internals, I'd recommend getting a manual for the laptop so that you take it apart properly and safely; either that or you can check on YouTube for someone with the same model that shows how to do it.  The main areas to focus on would be the fans and heatsinks that handle cooling as they tend to get clogged with dust and hair and other debris over time which affects how the laptop keeps your CPU, GPU and other components cool.  You might also consider re-applying the thermal paste used for the CPU and GPU (if it has a discrete/separate GPU and not just integrated graphics) if the laptop is a few years old or older and this has never been done as thermal paste tends to harden and crack over time which reduces its effectiveness in transferring heat from the chips to the heatsinks inside the machine.  I personally recommend Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut paste as it has a long life and is very good at conducting heat away from the chips to the heatsinks but any decent thermal paste should do.

Also, depending on what brand/model the laptop is, taking it apart for cleaning may require special tools.  Most just require a small Phillips head screw driver, however some require more specialized tools to disassemble (this is another reason that a maintenance manual would be a good idea if you can find one for your machine).  You can check a site like iFixit if your manufacturer doesn't offer such a manual as they may have a guide for your machine and they will also tell you which tools you need to do the job if they have a guide for your particular system.

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17 hours ago, exile360 said:

Greetings,

For cleaning the screen you should use the same materials that you would use for a normal computer monitor or LCD television.  Basically a safe cleaning liquid and a microfiber cloth (to prevent scratches).  They sell kits for this purpose that include a spray bottle of the appropriate solution and microfiber cloths.  I did a quick search on Amazon for you that shows plenty of acceptable results: 

https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=monitor+cleaning+kit&crid=21YF1BTN7T9ZP&sprefix=monitor+cle%2Cinstant-video%2C170&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_4_11

As for cleaning the keyboard and internals, I'd suggest canned air as it works wonders for removing dust and other debris safely.  I similarly did a quick search on Amazon where you'll find plenty of acceptable results:

https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=canned+air&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

very good information here and I’m going to PC shop to have a closely looks at what cleaner materials /products they to offering . and at this moment I only want to clean the screen and keyboard and the device covers "all of them are from the outsides" and for the canned air is this a safe to buy it and use it ? that because I have to make A Quick Google search and they saying it is a danger to use . the link for it is Huffing Canned Air or Dust-Off: Side Effects, Signs, and More

any others recommendation other then canned air ?

@exile360 I’ve never been use such a materials /products before and I’d want the best ones to buying and to use for cleaning . and I’d be happy if you could list the name of the best materials /products for this purpose . and a screen grabs of any best of them if it not listed in the Amazon pages you already linked to it !

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Yes, it's perfectly safe as long as you use it as it was designed to be used.  Huffing aerosol spray cans is known to be a way that some people 'get high', quite similar to huffing gasoline or other chemical fumes that deprive the brain of oxygen for a very brief sort of 'high' that is very dangerous and rapidly kills brain cells (it only lasts a few seconds but kills more brain cells than an entire night of drinking and depriving the lungs and brain of oxygen can lead to asphyxiation).  There is nothing harmful about the canned air itself, and indeed the 'huffing' of such can be done with any aerosol spray can, not just canned air so as long as you use it as it is intended and don't put the nozzle up to your mouth and spray it into your lungs directly while inhaling then you have nothing to worry about in that regard.  The fumes from normal use, like using it to blow out the contents under your keyboard will in no way harm you.  It is literally just air at that point. 

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By the way, as far as the 'best one', it really doesn't matter.  All of the solutions use the same base ingredients and application so I would say just find one for a reasonable price that provides the spray solution and at least one microfiber cloth (that way you don't have to buy them separately) and you should be all set for cleaning the screen.  As for cleaning the keyboard etc., use the canned air and something like a small hand towel or feather duster to dust/wipe any loose debris away from the frame/keys etc.  If you need to remove anything like spills or stains from the laptop frame and/or keyboard then a damp washcloth will work well (just damp though, not soaked as you don't want any water to seep into the internals of the laptop as that could cause damage or hardware failure).  You can wet a small washcloth with warm water and squeeze most of the water out of it so that it is just damp, not dripping, and use that on the outside of the notebook on the plastic frame and across the top of the keyboard to remove any stains/spills/dirt etc., but of course don't use that on the screen as it may cause scratches (hence the special solution and microfiber cloth recommendation for the screen).

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I use the individually packed spectacle wipes for cleaning the screen/keyboard/case, they are meant for glass or plastic spectacles so won't scratch your screen.

They are also good for cleaning mobile phones, in fact one individual wipe will do my two pairs of specs and my phone with no problem.

Any optician or pharmacist will have them, or buy in bulk from Amozon, etc.

If you use safety specs at work then stores/stationary will usually give you some for free whenever you ask.
If you have computers at work they will also provide screen/keyboard cleaning materials for those, again often individually packaged wipes.

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Yep, those wipes are disposable microfiber cloths soaked in the same solution contained in those spray bottles and should work just as well.  I'd still recommend using canned air to blow out any dust and crud that might have built up under the keys on the keyboard however, as debris does tend to collect there and can cause the keys to stick or malfunction over time.

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well , I’ve done to have some cleaning materials , I use this one (Alcohol Pad screenshot) for cleaning the covers and for the screen I have to use this one (super cleaning suit screenshot) both of device’s screen and covers are so good so clean right now !

thanks both @exile360 and @nukecad for the helpful replies to this matter / topic . yes I may want to thinking to have the canned air if any keyboard button goes stick over the time so maybe in next time :) and the only thing is left without cleaning is the keyboard so I’m going to clean it up and see how it goes . :P hopefully to not broken any of the keyboard buttons anyhow ! :P

On 5/13/2019 at 9:08 AM, exile360 said:

By the way, as far as the 'best one', it really doesn't matter.  All of the solutions use the same base ingredients and application so I would say just find one for a reasonable price that provides the spray solution and at least one microfiber cloth (that way you don't have to buy them separately) and you should be all set for cleaning the screen.  As for cleaning the keyboard etc., use the canned air and something like a small hand towel or feather duster to dust/wipe any loose debris away from the frame/keys etc.  If you need to remove anything like spills or stains from the laptop frame and/or keyboard then a damp washcloth will work well (just damp though, not soaked as you don't want any water to seep into the internals of the laptop as that could cause damage or hardware failure).  You can wet a small washcloth with warm water and squeeze most of the water out of it so that it is just damp, not dripping, and use that on the outside of the notebook on the plastic frame and across the top of the keyboard to remove any stains/spills/dirt etc., but of course don't use that on the screen as it may cause scratches (hence the special solution and microfiber cloth recommendation for the screen).

 

On 5/13/2019 at 4:59 PM, nukecad said:

I use the individually packed spectacle wipes for cleaning the screen/keyboard/case, they are meant for glass or plastic spectacles so won't scratch your screen.

They are also good for cleaning mobile phones, in fact one individual wipe will do my two pairs of specs and my phone with no problem.

Any optician or pharmacist will have them, or buy in bulk from Amozon, etc.

If you use safety specs at work then stores/stationary will usually give you some for free whenever you ask.
If you have computers at work they will also provide screen/keyboard cleaning materials for those, again often individually packaged wipes.

 

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