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Friday, October 7, 2011

Family Clean Your Computer Day

Hi Relatives,

It is time for "Family Clean Your Computer Day"

Your computer needs to be cleaned from time to time. In this article I will instruct you in the cleaning of the cooling fans (more than 1), its grills or openings, and the keyboard.  Let's add monitor/display cleaning.

It has come to my attention that some people are having problems with their computer that could be related to overheating which is caused by dust and dirt!

If your computer is clogged up with dust and dirt, it can get HOT and then strange things start to happen.
  1. The computer can just turn off if it overheats. Some power supplies are temperature protected; as the power supply heats up, it will turn off before damage occurs. Note: a power supply supplies provides power to the different components inside of the computer.
  2. The computer can behave strangely; for example:
    1. Your computer might run slowly.
    2. CPUs (short for microprocessor) don't like being hot and will start to run poorly.
    3. The computer can forget things (memory gets stupid when it is very hot).
    4. Programs can do strange things like not responding to your inputs or when you try to save a file it hangs and does nothing or is slow to do it.
  3. These days a lot of computers have fans for the CPU. If the fan stops working or gets clogged up with dust and dirt, it will get very hot and the CPU could become damaged.
  4. The newest computers are better equipped to handle temperatures in such a way that damage does not occur. This is done by better mechanical design and by system software (CPU can go into a low power mode, for example).
  5. But, even if you do have a new fancy computer, it still needs to cleaned periodically. 

Make it a family event!!
Here is a great idea: make this a family event. If you have several computers around the house, this would be a great time to get all of them cleaned up at the same time.

Cleaning Your Computer

Vacuuming the computer

Note: Turn off the computer and unplug from the AC wall outlet.
Note: Take pictures of the inside of the computer before doing anything. This is important; vacuuming could bump and/or dislodge cables from their connectors.

Desktop Computer:

  1. From the back of the computer case, vacuum the fan and fan grill.
  2. To get the computer case open, look at the left-side of the case. If it is hinged to swing open, you might see a large button; press the button and swing the left-side open.
  3. The left-side of the case might be secured with two or three screws on the rear left side. Remove the screws and the left cover should slide toward the rear about 10 or 15 millimeters (about a ½ inch). After sliding toward the rear, pull it away from the case and set aside.
  4. Note: If you are not comfortable with getting inside of the computer, then just vacuum the fan and fan grill. Do your best to get all dust you can see.
  5. Very carefully, vacuum the keyboard. I have seen the keys (buttons) come off and you don't want any keys to get sucked into the vacuum. The alternative is to use a can of compressed air. This can still blow a key or keys off, but at least you will more easily be able to find it and put if back on.

Laptop Computer:

Use a vacuum cleaner to remove any visible dust. Sometimes you can see dust coming out of openings (any nooks and crannies). Do your best to get all dust you can see.
Remove the battery from the computer. Look to see if there is any dust coming out of nooks and crannies: blow it out.

Warning, Laptop keyboards:
Try not to get too aggressive or rough. The keys are fragile, can easily come off, and will not take any abuse. If a key comes off, carefully, gently snap it back in place. Look it over carefully and you'll see how it goes back on. Call me if you need help.

If you DO have overheating problems, and if vacuuming and blowing does not solve it, then I suggest a free program called Speedfan (there are others, but I've tried this one). The program monitors the fans, temperatures, and voltages inside the computer.

Cleaning the monitor, display, or television
(henceforth we call it a monitor)

First, unplug the monitor from the AC outlet at the wall.

Use a clean (must be clean) clothe with a mild soap or no soap (I use a brand-new out-of-the-package sponge).  Make sure that the clothe is damp but not wet (if a single drop of water gets into the display, permanent damage could occur).  Wipe down twice with clean damp clothe (same clothe, just rinsed each time).

 If you have any questions, please don't hesitate asking. Email holinessdavid@alightfromwithin.org for help. I can call anyone around the world (almost everyone), just need your number to verify. And I speak English in order to help you, otherwise, please email and I can get translation for you for assistance.

Thank you, Holiness David (Running Eagle Shooting Star),
lavender child, alightfromwithin.org, Rainbow Warriors of Prophecy.


Rainbow Warriors of Prophecy
 


Welcome to the home of love, where your computer gets to know of hugs. Take the time to give it love, to ensure the spine stands, on the test of time (until you update protection files again). For only you can operate the golden rule, do unto your computer, who knows who to fool. But we do outwit the slyest fox, when we give love instead of gloves (put them up, combative forces). The greatest part of protection is clear, the smooth operation of moving in space is dear (world wide web). Protect my computer God above to bring the Angels down below. Bless and bless the common place, to be rest assured that all is grace.

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