Spring, summer, winter, autumn… anytime is a good time to think about giving your computer a good clean.
Computers keep cool, by drawing air over their internal components and because fans are used to move the air in and out of the PC, fluff, dust, pet hairs, smoke and all kinds of airborne partials get sucked into the PC. This in time clogs up in and around cooling fans. The result is over heating of the internal circuitry, microchips and power supply of the computer. This in turn shortens the life of quite delicate components.
Most of you probably keep the PC on the floor, usually under a desk or in a corner of a room and because the wires are at the back of a PC most people are reluctant to vacuum around it.
The best thing you can do is to run the extension nozzle around the back of the PC and around the various grills found at the rear. Please remember to turn the PC off before you start.
The braver amongst you might want to dive inside the PC by taking the side panel off. If you do, please remember that there are delicate electronic components inside. It is best to use a 1 inch wide paint brush to loosen the fluff and dust, while holding the vacuum nozzle an inch or so above it. Make sure the PC is switched off at the wall, but leave it plugged in to allow the components to “earth”.
ALWAYS back up you data. If you are still a little unsure with giving your computer a ‘seasonal clean’ then give our engineers a call on 01737 845980 and we’d be delighted to help you.