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Cleaning Computers and Electronics

General guidance on how to clean computers, computer accessories and other high-touch electronics.

Important: Always follow the manufacturer's recommendations on how to properly clean and disinfect items.

Shared computers, accessories and electronics should be frequently cleaned and disinfected to slow the spread of disease, such as COVID-19. See the CDC's web site on Cleaning & Disinfecting Schools.

General Cleaning Guidelines

  • Unplug all external power sources and cables.
  • Ensure moisture does not get into any openings.
  • Use a lint-free cloth, such as a screen wipe or a cloth made from microfiber.
  • Avoid excessive wiping.
  • Do not spray cleaner directly on an item.
  • Do not submerge item in cleanser.
  • Do not use aerosol sprays, bleach or abrasive cleaners.

Specific Manufacturer's Recommendations:


Keywords:COVID-19 cleaning disinfecting devices computers cell phone laptops tablet accessories electronics printer   Doc ID:101491
Owner:Liz B.Group:Rice University
Created:2020-04-27 19:13 CDTUpdated:2020-12-21 17:05 CDT
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