Cleaning Computers & Electronics


Students, Faculty & Staff

Cleaning Computers & Electronics

General cleaning tips 

  • Use a lint-free cloth, such as a screen wipe or a cloth made from microfiber.
  • Avoid excessive wiping and submerging item in cleanser to avoid damage.
  • Unplug all external power sources and cables.
  • Do not use aerosol sprays, bleach or abrasive cleaners.
  • Ensure moisture does not get into any openings to avoid damage.
  • Never spray cleaner directly on an item.

Approved COVID-19 disinfectants safe for computers, accessories and electronics 

  • Using a Clorox disinfectant wipe or a wipe containing 70% alcohol, gently and carefully wipe the hard, nonporous surface of the item. This includes the display, touchscreen keyboard, mouse and the exterior surface of the item. If you have concerns about the cleaning product being used, please refer to the manufacturer’s recommendations and warning label.
  • When using a disinfectant wipe, it is important to follow the contact time found on the label. It may be necessary to use more than one wipe to keep the surface wet for the recommended contact time.
  • Do not use fabric or leather surfaces on items, as this can scratch or damage to the items.
  • Do not use bleach to disinfect computers and electronics.
Was this helpful?
0 reviews


Article ID: 112123
Fri 7/17/20 3:54 PM
Fri 7/24/20 10:40 AM