Easy Tips to Clean and Disinfect Your Laptop (Expert Guide)

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is presently engaged with working from home and because of this laptop and personal PC system have become the most essential gadget. Thus, you need to keep it well-maintained to keep it running smoothly and enhance the performance. Furthermore, to prevent coronavirus contamination, experts associated with laptop repair Dubai, advice to regularly clean and disinfect your laptop.

Remember that cleaning and disinfecting are two different things. As per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, ‘cleaning’ is basically known as removing the germs, dirt from the screen. On the other hand, if you wish to disinfect your laptop, it means you have to use chemical solutions to kill bacteria and germs present on the surface.

Why Cleaning & Disinfecting Your Laptop is Important?

By now, we all know that electrical gadgets such as smartphones, laptops, and computers can spread the virus. Also, if too many people use your laptop, then there’s a possibility that you might get infected by the disease. In this situation, experts strongly advise you to clean and disinfect the laptop every day. Here, we have described the entire procedure in detail.

How to Clean & Disinfect the Laptop?

Now, before you start to clean and disinfect your laptop, you need to make sure that you have the following supplies:

  • 1 cup of warm water
  • Soft, microfiber cleaning cloth
  • Disposable gloves (optional)
  • Isopropyl rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer
  • Compressed air-can or rubber dust blower

Now, follow the given steps to clean and disinfect the laptop screen.

Step 1: Prepare your laptop for cleaning

First, you need to wear disposable gloves and then disconnect the power cable from the power source. In case, you have a removable battery laptop, then take out the battery. Apart from this, disconnect the externally connected devices, for example, pen drive, SD card.

Step 2: Clean the Laptop Screen

Keep in mind, you can’t wipe out the dust at the same time. To clean the germs you have to use a microfiber cloth. On the other hand, sometimes you need to use a damp sponge to clean the dirt and grime.

Use Microfiber Cloth

First, take a microfiber cloth and then start wiping the dust from one direction. Keep in mind, don’t scrub in circular patterns as it might damage the display. Keep moving the cloth around the display until the laptop screen is totally free from germs. 

Use Damp Sponge

In case, you encounter lots of debris gathering on the display, then use a damp sponge instead of using a microfiber cloth. To continue with the task, you just need distilled or filtered water and a new household sponge.

We hope you have turned off the laptop. Now, you need to sprinkle the sponge with water and after that dab it in order to eliminate the dust.  Remember that you must use the sponge on the affected area only. When the area is cleaned completely, wait for a few moments and let the screen be completely dry. Finally, you need to close the lid of the laptop.

Step 3: Clean the Laptop Keyboard

When it comes to cleaning the laptop keyboard, you need to take special care. However, experts associated with laptop repair Dubai, recommend you to take a microfiber cloth and then gently clean the touchpad, keyboard and other components of the laptop.

After this, use the rubber dust blower or the compressed air can remove the debris and dust from the crevices of each key. Also, remove dust from the laptop’s vent. Now, turn on your laptop, ensure that your device is fully air-dried. Once, you have assured that everything is fine, again power on your laptop. 

Step 4: Disinfect the Laptop Screen

Once you have successfully cleaned the laptop screen and keyboard, it’s time to disinfect your laptop. However, you shouldn’t use any chemical solutions. Here, we have prepared a list of chemical solutions that you must avoid.

  • Window Cleaners
  • Acetone
  • Methyl Chloride
  • Ammonia
  • Surface Cleaners

You can purchase any chemical-based solution from the market, however, all of them usually contain the above-mentioned chemicals. Hence, we advise you to prepare an alternative chemical solution with the help of the following items:

  • 50% isopropyl alcohol & 50% distilled water
  • Dishwashing powder & 100% distilled water

Now, first, spray the mixture on a microfiber cloth. Ensure that the material is not wet. You shouldn’t directly spray the mixture on the display. Then, carefully, rub the microfiber cloth on the screen. You must rub the microfiber cloth in a small circular motion. Don’t ever put excessive pressure on the screen as it might permanently destroy the screen. 

Repeat the process for a few times and when the screen is completely clean, let your device dry and after that close the lid of your laptop.


To prevent the spread of COVID-19, it’s essential that you regularly clean and disinfect your electronics devices, including the laptop. Now, if you face any difficulties while attempting the above procedure, like accidentally spilling water on the gadget or the device fails to function appropriately, then join with Urban Clap. They have an exclusive team of IT professionals associated with laptop repair Dubai service. Simply, visit the website to book an appointment.

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