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Windows 7: Case Maintenance


02 Jun 2010   #1
SlackerITGuy

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
Case Maintenance

What's the best way to remove finger prints, etc from computer cases?

My Thermaltake Element S is a finger print magnet lulz.

Thanks.


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02 Jun 2010   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

My keyboard is a dust magnet, so I know how it feels.

Assuming the outside of the case is a plastic or metal, you should just be able to get a soft cloth (I like microfiber) and wipe it down. If that is not enough, you could spray a little windex on the cloth and wipe them off.

It would be just like getting fingerprints off a screen or something.

~Lordbob
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03 Jun 2010   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I'd agree with Lordbob, microfiber cloths. They even make premoistened ones for cleaning PCs. A Guy
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04 Jun 2010   #4
SlackerITGuy

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Good info all around.

Thanks guys.
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04 Jun 2010   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

As long as it's not toxic (like paint thinner, lol) you should be fine. Although+ another for microfibre cloths.

The softer the cloth, the less abrasive and much less chance of scratching.

And for good measure, a few less than helpful suggestions for further finger print attraction:

► Don't touch it
► Wear Gloves
► Sandpaper your finger tips
► Cut off fingers

Effective, but as mentioned, not so helpful
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04 Jun 2010   #6
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
As long as it's not toxic (like paint thinner, lol) you should be fine. Although+ another for microfibre cloths.

The softer the cloth, the less abrasive and much less chance of scratching.

And for good measure, a few less than helpful suggestions for further finger print attraction:

► Don't touch it
► Wear Gloves
► Sandpaper your finger tips
► Cut off fingers

Effective, but as mentioned, not so helpful


I did that when I first got my nice trumpet, didn't want to get fingerprints on it!

~Lordbob
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04 Jun 2010   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
As long as it's not toxic (like paint thinner, lol) you should be fine. Although+ another for microfibre cloths.

The softer the cloth, the less abrasive and much less chance of scratching.

And for good measure, a few less than helpful suggestions for further finger print attraction:

► Don't touch it
► Wear Gloves
► Sandpaper your finger tips
► Cut off fingers

Effective, but as mentioned, not so helpful


I did that when I first got my nice trumpet, didn't want to get fingerprints on it!

~Lordbob
Hard to play Flight Of The Bumblebees with no fingers!

A Guy
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04 Jun 2010   #8
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I have a Toshiba Satellite which I absolutely adore, except for it's glossy keys on the keyboard. Quite possibly one of the worst engineering decisions I've ever seen for a laptop.

For the screen I only use a microfibre cloth. For all the other surfaces, a plain old terrycloth face washer does the job.
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04 Jun 2010   #9
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post



Hard to play Flight Of The Bumblebees with no fingers!

A Guy
But very easy to play gfioghtr podf hteh dfmublwebnewwesd


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As for cleaning my screen, case and peripherals I must admit I primarily just use damp cotton gloves.

They aren't abrasive otherwise I wouldn't use them.

Occasionally, for a 'proper' clean of my mouse, m/pad and keyboard I use a skin cleansing swab which contains 70% Isopropyl alcohol, 1% Chlorhexidine and 29% Purified water.

Great for removing that gummy build up.
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06 Jun 2010   #10
dannyboy2005

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

I use a vaccume to suck the dust from the case, in between the keyboard and on top of the screen.

Then i get a damp sponge and clean the screen, and wipe over the mouse and keyboard, to get the greece off of them. I only do this when the computer is OFF and the screen is COLD otherwise you'll damage the pixels. I dont bother with a microfibre, the very little bits of water on the screen evaporate almost instantly, i can only guess this is due to the properties of the screen?
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