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Invasion of the Computer Dust Bunnies!

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 11/18/11 10:19 AM

Computer Dust BunniesYou've probably heard over and over again how important it is to keep your computer clean from viruses, malware, spam, and other cyber threats, but did you know it's also important to keep your computer physically clean? 

Over time, dust from your room environment will get inside your system and do harm.  The photo to the right shows a computer that was having trouble booting so we opened it up to check it out.  The inside was covered with dust, which can cause components to heat up or fail.

From time to time, open your system case and carefully vacuum out the inside of your computer and your computer will last longer. Typically, it's easy to pop off the side panel, and cleaning it up will just take a few minutes.

Topics: Cleaning your computer, dust.

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