Frankfurt - Crumbs, fingerprints and dust bunnies: every computer gets dirty. And the dirt is not just unattractive and unhygienic; it can also shorten the computer's life span if, for example, the fan is clogged up and cannot cool the components. Cleaning is fast and choosing the right tools for the job is half the battle.
The keyboard, monitor and fans are particular dust magnets. Computers that see heavy use quickly show wear and tear. This can include crumbs, nasal hair and even nail varnish can smear the monitor, if it is touched frequently, says Dirk Plaehn from EDV-Clean-System, a service provider situated near Hamburg.