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Care Tips for Your Electronics

by Product Specialist IV

Care Tips for Your Electronics

Care Tips for Your Electronics

These days many people are attached to their electronics, and find it difficult to part from iPads, tablets, iPods, and cell phones. Unfortunately TV and computer screens are magnets for dust and dirt. Because of the constant use its important to keep electronics clean and protected. Check out the information below including tips from protecting your electronic device to how to keep it clean.


There are a few different ways to clean your laptop, and each way is equally effective. Use either a can of compressed air, lint free cloth, a makeup brush or soft bristled brush, and a dust buster vacuum cleaner. To start, lightly brush the keyboard with a soft bristled brush and vacuum any lose dirt surrounding the area. Then, use a small cloth with rubbing alcohol to clean the keyboard before wiping it dry. Do not use paper towels on your screens, they can unfortunately scratch the surface. Finally, to protect your laptop carry it separately in a hard cover case or use a laptop case for storage.


To clean your cell phone, use a lint free cloth to wipe around the entire perimeter. Another method is to use a cloth slightly dampened with rubbing alcohol to clean around the speaker and buttons. Because debris and dirt can build up and clog keys and buttons, it is a good idea to carry cell phones in a separate case.


Like computers and cell phones, TV screens tend to collect dust as well. Before cleaning your television device, turn off the unit first. Also, it’s important to note that paper towels may be too rough and can damage the TV screens optic film, so it’s best to use a LCD or plasma cleaner. Using a cloth, wipe down the entire screen first and then wipe the surrounding area. With your dust free vacuum, clean air vents to prevent dust build up in fans. Lastly, it’s important for TV’s to have ample air circulation, even its mounted on the wall.


Cleaning your iPad or tablet is almost like cleaning your cell phone because tablets are basically over sized phones. Tablets can attract dirt, get sticky, and are notorious for finger print stains because of their touch screen feature. No need to use any chemicals or moisture when cleaning your tablet. Instead, the best method is to use a micro fiber cloth. Turn off the device before starting and start by cleaning the surface in one continuous motion. Microfiber cloths are great because lint will not be left behind and once completed these special cloths will leave your screen looking very shiny.


Cleaning your PC or computer desktop is much like cleaning other electronic devices. Be sure to turn off the device before beginning the cleaning process. Dust, and wipe down screen with a micro fiber cloth and also make sure to dust off power cords as those tend to collect a lot of dust as well.

Lastly, to really protect your device, buy a protection plan from the company or manufacturer.