Well you usually want to clean with your computer off for various reasons, so you can knock yourself out how many times you can unplug the cords. Keyboard: buy a can of compressed air from your computer store, hold about an inch above the keyboard and spary, work from the middle to the outer edges. Touchpad: Usually get a microfiber cloth and just wipe this to get all the grease and junk off it so it senses better. Screen: microfiber cloths are great and it is what I use to clean my LCD's, you can also purchase a special LCD cleaner from your local computer store. Exterior and surfaces: If you can't buff off the prints with the microfiber cloth, make the cloth SLIGHTLY damp and rub LIGHTLY till there gone. Fans and vents: again with the same can of compressed air, with the computer off spray gently or carefully into the vents and fans to dislodge any dust, repeat about three times for best results. Same for the ports and plugins on the comp, spray them out with compressed air!
Good Luck, any more care questions just ask!
Hello everyone- after some amazing help from the networking forums my XPS M1710 has been running well. Now I just have some (probably rather newbieish) general care questions, as I want to take good care of it.
Any that can be answered would be greatly appreciated, so without further ado..:
Due to the occasional inevitable dirt/dust coating a screen will get eventually, I've been looking for a nice LCD screen cleaner for the screen. The PixelClean solution (Link: [Hope this doesnt break any rules..] http://www.pixelclean.com/product/PixelClean-4-oz.html
as well as a microfiber cleaning cloth (Link: http://www.pixelclean.com/product/PixelWipe-LCD-Screen-Cleaning-Cloth.html)
Now I have read that home-made solutions can be easily made to clean the screen, however, I've always been terrible at chemistry, and would rather not take any risks with such a nice gorgeous new expensive screen.
I dont mind paying a little bit for a cleaning solution after spending so much for a new laptop anyway.
I'm pretty content with this cleaning solution so far (But if anyone is really strongly opposed to it speak freely) however I began to be concerned about the exterior as well, with the inevitable fingerprints on the red exterior finish. I know water would probably work, but I want to be positive I wont hurt the nice finish on the lid?
Any XPS M1710 fans or other knowledgeables who have had experience in this aspect would be appreciated. =D
I was also a bit concerned about plugging and unplugging wires from the laptop. I know this is a bit nubish, but it is my first notebook and I want to be absolutely positive I am not compromising the life of the system. I was just concerned that unplugging and re-plugging various wires (noteably mouse and keyboard USBs, ethernet cable, and power cord, paticularily power cord) would cause issues. I'd assume the Plug n Play aspect of the USBs could handle this, but the Ethernet and Power worry me- could this cause any sudden disruptions that would cause any risk to the computer?
And for the final (for now, anyway =P) question is for anyone experienced with Dell policy- when I first purchased the M1710 I did not opt for any additional warranties or coverages, given how expensive the system was. However, I am curious about the future. Would it be possible to, without any major hassle, purchase/upgrade the warranty and also get the "Complete Care" coverage in the future, provided that my current warranty is still active?
Anywho, if any of those 3 questions can be answered I would be eternally grateful. Thanks in advance =)