How to clean a laptop full of bugs


We at HardZone have often recommended doing regular maintenance of your PC, which not only involves updating the drivers, but also cleaning the internal components of the computer and avoiding extreme cases such as the appearance of all kinds of insects. Of course, it may be used to have fallen into your hands and need a good cleaning. Whatever the cause, it is important to get rid of it for three reasons: hygiene, temperature and wear of the equipment.

How to remove bugs from inside the laptop?

The first thing we have to have is that insects are living beings and therefore need to eat. What does it mean? Well, the appearance of insects on the laptop is due more than everything to food debris. So as better to prevent than cure we recommend that you avoid eating on your computer And keep the environment as clean as possible. Keep in mind that if there is no food, there are no insects and with them, we will avoid having to clean it in the future.

By the way, if when measuring the temperature of your laptop with a benchmark program, you find that it is higher than usual and you know that no background program is running, cleaning may be required. Since the presence of bugs in the laptop is one of the factors that increases the ambient temperature of the computer.

Dismantle the computer to prepare it

Of course, we may already be at a point where we have to carry out the cleaning operation urgently. We will therefore first perform the classic dismantling process, which includes the following steps:

  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Disconnect all the cables that are connected to the different laptops.
  3. Remove the battery if our model allows.
  4. Place the computer upside down on a clean towel spread over the table.
  5. Unscrew the computer cover to expose the computer circuitry.
  6. Carefully disassemble RAM, hard drives, and SSDs. Let us not forget that the bugs can be in the most hidden bays of the computer. Try to do it carefully and orderly.

What you shouldn’t do

Now, at this stage, we have to put a series of points on the table or rather warnings. The main one is that Do not use insecticide of any kind, because its chemical composition is not intended to be used above an electronic device. Not only that, but these are highly flammable products and if there are remains, an unexpected spark can cause fire or explosion. Another thing we don’t recommend is the use of bug traps.

The right tool

The next step is to remove insects from the laptop, but we will not use any chemicals, but we have it as simple as using a small vacuum cleaner, that we are going to browse our whole laptop. If there are also corners and corners that are difficult to clean, we can help you with a compressed air spray. Once the cleaning is done, just put the parts back in place, put the cover back and reveal the computer. Stop, we’re not done, the next step is to do the same thing, but doing the same process with the laptop’s keyboard and screen. And now make sure you don’t eat on your computer.

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