Help me clean my laptop
April 6, 2009 11:43 AM Subscribe
Help me clean my laptop!
posted by tamarack to computers & internet (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I understand about the software (OS + files) aspects of laptop computer maintenance, but what about the physical? Other than blowing compressed air over my keyboard, and trying to avoid getting crumbs in the corners of the touchpad, what maintenance can I (or someone else) do to keep the real-life gunk under control? I am going to keep using the thing, so keeping it on a pedestal is out of the question. I just want to know if I should get someone to open the sucker up and hoover all my dog's hair out of it, or if I should be cleaning the optical drive somehow on a regular basis? (BTW, my DVD drive is starting to sound like a lawnmower). Tips and tricks for management, whether DIY or not, much appreciated.