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FHM Techie Linis Guide Vol. 1: The Desktops And Laptops Edition

Free your PCs and lappies from slime and grime with this easy-to-follow guide!
by Vince Sales | Sep 5, 2014
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So the day has arrived when your shiny new computer has become a dusty old fingerprint magnet with Chickenjoy particles breeding a cure for cancer somewhere in your keyboard. Keep calm, and put down your favorite basahan and that can of Pledge.

Your computer is a sophisticated machine, and there's a proper way to take care of all the high tech whiz-bang components inside. Done properly, regular cleaning can help keep your computer running cool and even extend its life. You just have to keep a few things in mind. Whether you have a super slim MacBook Air, a monster gaming rig, or anything in between, we've got you covered in this little gadget cleaning guide.

But before anything else, allow us to remind you of a few obvious, common sense things, just in case, because hey, you never know!


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Electronics plus any kind of liquid equals guaranteed destruction. Before you attempt to do any kind of cleaning, shut down your computer. Sleep mode is not good enough; power it down completely. Remove all peripheral devices and external hard drives. Remove your computer from the power socket or charger. Makinig, MAKINIG!


Unless you know what you're doing, do not use cleaning agents, glass cleaners, MC Cleaner, or disinfectants. Water is good enough for the job 99-percent of the time.


Use a soft, lint-free cloth to clean your computer. Avoid coarse rags or towels. In case you're still confused, use the cloth that comes with iPhones and iPads (and some PCs) and some eyewear packages. This is what is commonly referred to as a microfiber cloth, and it will help you to avoid scratching the case of your computer or the glass of your screen. This is also the same kind of cloth that is used for cleaning eyeglasses.

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And for those asking if TP (tissue paper) can be used. Well, NO! You see, it can leave fragments behind that can get stuck inside and dirty up your PCwhich is the very thing we're trying to avoid in the first place. In other words, naglinis ka pa.

Always use your head and your best judgment. If something goes wrong, don't blame us. Okay? Now let's get that computer back to clean fighting shape!

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NEXT: Let's get the cleaning started! 

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