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Dust off your computer

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Dust off your computer. Airborne dust penetrates everywhere, including inside your computer’s exhaust fan. As layers of dust accumulate, they can interfere with your PC’s cooling mechanism and contribute to hardware problems. The solution: Every six months to a year (depending on how much dust builds up in your office), unscrew the shell and blow out the dust. A can of compressed air will do the job. Don’t fiddle with the innards of your computer; if you see some dust in a hard-to-reach place, use direct air pressure rather than applying a swab. Otherwise, you may jostle something that proves hard to fix later.

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