Asked by: Berto Steenweg
asked in category: General Last Updated: 3rd February, 2020

Can I vacuum the inside of my PC?

Do not use the vacuum inside the computer. Even though the computer is off, the vacuum can generate static electricity that may damage parts. Remove any remaining hair or dust with a static-free cloth, and replace the outside cover.

Click to see full answer.


Thereof, is it safe to vacuum the inside of my computer?

It's bad to clean the inside of your computer with a vacuum cleaner because vacuuming creates a large static build up that could (and most likely will) discharge into the sensitive electronics inside your computer case.

Secondly, is a vacuum considered a computer? Vacuum cleaners generate static electricity that could easily mean the death of your system. In fact, get that PC away from anything associated with vacuum cleaners—the carpet, for instance. There are 'computer vacuums' which advertise anti-static features, such as the DataVac , but they aren't cheap.

Also, how do I clean the inside of my PC?

How to clean the inside of your computer

  1. Step 1: Turn off your computer and unplug it from the electrical outlet or surge protector.
  2. Step 2: Open up your computer's case.
  3. Step 3: Using compressed air, dust the internal components of your computer with short bursts of air.
  4. Step 4: Remove the dust buildup on your case fans with a can of compressed air.

Can I vacuum my keyboard?

You can use vacuum cleaner, but make sure your laptop's keyboard doesn't have "pop off" keys that could possibly be sucked up by the vacuum. A can of compressed air will safely blow dust right out of the little crevices between your keys.

33 Related Question Answers Found

Can I use a hair dryer to clean my PC?

Does cleaning dust from computer make it faster?

Can I vacuum my laptop?


Can dust cause computer problems?

Why is my PC shutting down by itself?

How do I clean the inside of my computer boards and slots?


Is it OK to vacuum inside a computer?

How do I clean up and speed up my computer?

Can I remove thermal paste without alcohol?


How often should you clean the inside of your PC?

How do I clean my graphics card?

How often should I clean inside my PC?