Cleaning a PC demands a delicate touch

By Keely Dolan

Periodically cleaning the innards of your computer is a necessary task. Accumulated dust and detritus can cause overheating and component failure. But safely removing dirt from the delicate parts of a motherboard requires more finesse than simply blasting them with canned air.

In his thread, “Cleaning equals disaster, ” Lounge member Caesar3 is concerned that his routine dusting and tidying may have caused a severe system error. Loungers step in with their own PC-maintenance tips and advice. More»

The following links are this week’s most-interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions that you may be able to provide responses to:


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