How to Properly Clean Your Laptop in Simple and Easy Steps

Do you ever feel like your laptop is making your skin crawl? It’s not just you. The build-up of dust and dirt on the outside of a computer can actually cause it to overheat, causing some serious damage that can cost as much as $700 to repair! To save yourself from this expensive repair bill, we’re going to teach you how to clean the outside of your laptop so it doesn’t happen again!

How to Properly Clean Your Laptop in Simple and Easy Steps
Close-up Of Woman Hand Cleaning Laptop Screen With Laptop At Home

Cleaning Your Laptop

If you’re like me, your laptop is the only thing that gets you through the day. From doing homework to watching Netflix and everything in between, it’s what we use when we can’t be near our desktop or phone. But when was the last time you cleaned it?

It’s not just good for your computer to clean its hard drive from time to time – it also helps with the performance and longevity of your machine. Here are a few quick tips on how to keep your laptop looking and running well:

  1. Turn off your laptop and unplug it from the power
  2. Take a damp cloth and wipe down all surfaces of the laptop to remove any dust or dirt
  3. Use a dry, soft towel to blot away any excess moisture
  4. If you have an external keyboard, use it as opposed to cleaning under keys on your laptop’s keyboard
  5. Apply a drop of dish soap onto a clean sponge and use that to wipe down the surface of your computer screen
  6. Dry off with another clean towel and then plug in your device for charging and turn it back on when you’re finished

Using Canned Air to Clean Laptop

Laptops can get dirty and smelly, but not to worry. You can use canned air to clean your laptop! Canned air is a product that you can buy at most stores and usually comes in cans of 12-12 1/2 oz., which will last for about 2 weeks if used twice a day. It’s best to keep the lid on while using it so that dust doesn’t settle back onto the laptop after cleaning.

Once done, be sure to unplug your laptop from power before removing any plugs or cables because they could get pulled out by accident. If you’re looking for a more thorough cleanup, try wiping down the keyboard with a damp cloth and then follow up with an alcohol wipe.

Cleaning Chasis & Touchpad

Your finger grease can cause a laptop to have an unresponsive touchpad, and the dust on your laptop chassis could be putting it at risk for overheating. In this blog post, we will show you how to clean both of these surfaces with minimal effort.
Clean the chassis by removing any loose dirt or debris from the vents and fans.

Use a vacuum cleaner if necessary- make sure not to use a brush because it may scratch your computer’s finish! Clean the touchpad by using a damp cloth or cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to remove any fingerprints or smudges from its surface. Let dry before attempting to use again.


Cleaning your laptop is important for the longevity of the device. The same goes for our phones, tablets, and other electronic devices. However, there are many methods you can use to clean these items that vary in their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.

If you’re looking for a quick way to get rid of germs on your laptop or phone screen then microfiber cloths may be just what you need! They work well at removing fingerprints from screens because they have gentle fibers which won’t scratch up delicate surfaces like glass displays while still being able to pick up dust without requiring too much effort.

Just dampen the fabric with water or alcohol instead of using harsh chemicals so it will do less damage to sensitive equipment over time!