Cleaning Your Electronic Gadgets
Published on Sunday, 09 January 2011
Electronic gadgets normally don't need as much maintenance as mechanical ones, but they still do need to be cleaned every now and then. Dust can accumulate underneath a TV or MP3 player screen, for example. Particles can creep into the various crevices of your gadget and can, if left there for a long time, can cause damage and malfunction. Moisture can also be a problem.
So how do you clean your electronic items? Here are a couple of tips for you:
1. Don't wet them. This is the cardinal rule of electronics cleaning.
2. It's best to take apart as much of your gadget as possible, so that you will be able to clean more thoroughly. For this, however, you will have to do a little reading so that you can familiarize yourself with the process. Be organized so that you don't lose any small parts. And whatever you do, don't ever do anything you can't undo.
3. If your item does get wet, don't panic! Make sure it's off and keep it off. Do anything you can to dry it off: shake it out, drip-dry it, blow on it, lay it out by a window, whatever. Make sure it's completely dry before you even think about checking if it still works.
4. Some items, such as CD and DVD players have specialized tools that will help you in the cleaning process. Find more about these and consider using them to get the best results.
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