There are three big reasons that you will be forced to clean your electronics: dust, spills, dirt.

How to Clean Dust in Electronics

Dust is something that you just have no control over. The dust can settle in the electronic and just build on top of each other until it is completely clogged.

  • You will need to dust your electronics regularly to keep them working properly and to keep them from looking disgusting.
  • You have to be careful when cleaning electronics such as computers, remotes, and others that can easily be damaged.
  • The best way to get dust out of your electronics safely is by using a contact cleaner. These cleaners spray a cleaning agent and air into the electronic that quickly dissolves leaving you dust-free.

This will ensure that your device works properly and regular cleaning will prevent you from having to replace it.

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How to Clean Spills in Electronics

It can be so frustrating when you spill something into your electronics. The way you handle clean up is critical to if the device is destroyed or salvageable.

  • Immediately turn off the electronic if it is on and wipe as much up as you can with a towel.
  • Sometimes the spill is just on top of the device and it has not made it inside which is lucky because it is a lot easier to deal with.
  • Now if it did get inside the device you have some more work to do. Take it apart, as much as you can take off covers and corner pieces so that air can get into the device.
  • Now gently wipe the inside the best you can, at this point, you are just trying to fight to save it.
  • Use as little pressure as possible to clean the inside and just be careful. You might use smaller cleaning tools like q-tips. Just take your time and get as much of the liquid out as possible.

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How to Clean Dirt in Electronics

Dirt is less common to get into your electronic devices but it can happen. One example is if you drop your cell phone into a mud hole. This can be more damaging than dust because it is thicker and can cause more damage. It is still possible to clean the device where it will work, but it is going to be a little more difficult.

  • The contact cleaner will help get a lot of the dirt out of the inside, but some of it might be stuck.
  • You may have to contact the electronic company to see what they suggest if you cannot successfully get the dirt out of it.