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Laptop and desktop cleaning.


A heavy build-up of dust occurs over time in most desktop and laptop computers, which can cause overheating and shortened life. This article covers the cleaning operations that are required.


  • Be aware of electrostatic discharge: Ground yourself
  • Brushes and vacuum cleaners can generate ESD
  • Exercise care while you work
  • Be aware of electrical danger: switch off or unplug
  • PPE: Dust can be very unpleasant

Laptop and Desktop Cleaning

The slides from Ben Skidmore's presentation on 2014-11-13 are referenced below. In due course these will be transformed into a Wiki page which will replace this page.)

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