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Computer maintenance is more than just defragging or optimizing a hard drive. A computer also requires external care. Computer cleaners help keep your laptop or desktop computer screen, keyboard, surface and cooling fans free of dust and smudges that may impair performance. Advanced tools are also available at Staples for maintaining and repairing the internal components of computers and the disks they use.

The Importance of Using Computer Cleaners
Routine maintenance of the physical components of your computer helps to prevent future problems. Dust is the main culprit. Monitors emit static electricity. The static electricity attracts dust particles which, if not removed regularly, can become a source of allergens as well as causing problems with the clarity and performance of your screen. Dust accumulation in the housing of your keyboard will make keys sticky and unresponsive. The cooling fans of your computer also draw in ambient dust which can coat the internal components of your computer, slowing it and impairing its performance.

Computer Cleaners Have Specific Functions
Oily fingerprints, food particles and liquids can combine with dust to create different cleaning problems. Compressed air allows you to remove dust and debris from both internal and external components. It is safe for use on all computer parts. Compressed air comes in cans which are equipped with a finger trigger that gives you control over the amount of air being shot and a targeted nozzle or extension tube that lets you precisely direct the air. Compressed air will remove particulate from computer crevices, cooling fans, internal components or wherever build up occurs.

Another computer cleaner is screen-cleaning liquid, which normally comes in a spray bottle. Screen-cleaning liquids often come with a microfiber cloth to wipe and dry your monitor. Some sprays are formulated specifically for LCD or plasma screens. Liquid cleaners also come in small disposable wipes for use on the go. Microfiber cloths are available individually and are handy for dusting the case, wiping down screens and cleaning keyboards.

What Are Some of the More Advanced Maintenance Tools?
Kits are available for keeping the internal or electronic components of your computer operating properly, including tools for cleaning cable terminals, boards and wiring harnesses. The tools include screwdrivers, ratchets with sockets and Torx bits, long-nose pliers, wire strippers, cutters and crimpers, soldering equipment, voltage testers, cable ties and other accessories. These tools are demagnetized so as not to damage your hard drive.

What Are Some Other Computer-Related Cleaners?
The CDs and DVDs that you insert into your computer for music and videos are delicate. The optical device that your computer uses to read the disks is also prone to collecting dust. Computer cleaners are available for each. Both dry and liquid-compatible disk cleaners, buffers and scratch removers are available for disks, sometimes in kits that automate the process. Other cleaning disks are available for removing dust and smudges from internal lenses. These disks simply insert into your optical drive and do the work automatically.

Are Preventive Maintenance Tools Available?
Routine cleaning is an important preventive step for maintaining computer performance. Some other accessories help deter the accumulation of dust or damaging elements. They include anti-static desktop mats, see-through plastic overlays for keyboards, general-purpose cleaning wipes for maintaining the space around your computer and anti-static wrist straps to prevent body-related buildup of static electricity from damaging components when working inside a computer.
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Staples Electronics Duster, 10oz., Single(SPL10ENFR-1)
Staples Electronics Duster, 10oz., Single(SPL10ENFR-1)
Item: 712196 / Model : SPL10ENFR-1
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  • Air duster is perfect for removing dust or debris from sensitive electronic devices
  • Odor/Scent: Bitterant
  • Form: 152a liquified gas
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Falcon® Dust-Off® Premium Keyboard Cleaning Kit
Item: 157338 / Model : FALDCKB
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  • Size: 5 1/4" x 2 1/4" x 7 1/2"
  • Everything need clean and maintain laptop/netbook
  • Safely and thhoroughly cleans all keyboards
18.69 $18.69
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Falcon® Dust-Off® Compressed Gas Duster, 10oz., Spray Can
Item: 416701 / Model : DPSXL
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  • Disposable duster spray
  • Remove dust, lint and dirt with a powerful blast
  • 10 oz. spray can
14.19 $14.19
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Staples Cleaning Kit w/Cloth
Item: 775501 / Model : 17099
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  • Removes dust, dirt and fingerprints
  • 9.5 in x 9.5 in micro fiber cloth
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed
14.99 $14.99
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Read Right® OneStep® Screen Cleaner
Item: 597096 / Model : RR1209
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  • Screen cleaning wipes
  • Special nonstreaking cleaning and antistatic solution that works quickly, and evaporates in seconds
  • 24 wipes per box
5.99 $5.99
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Falcon Dust-Off Monitor Wipes, 2/Pack
Item: 717813 / Model : DSCT2
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  • Safe for LCD, Plasma & CRT Screens
  • Safe, Effective Cleaning
  • Formulation Contains No Alcohol
16.39 $16.39
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Staples Electronics Duster 7oz., Assorted Pack Sizes
Item: SS1059341
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  • Please select your pack size from the menus on the right
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Staples Electronics Duster, 7 oz., 6 pack(SPL07ENFR-6)
Item: 329861 / Model : SPL07ENFR-6
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  • Air duster is perfect for removing dust or debris from sensitive electronic devices
  • Odor/Scent: Bitterant
  • Form: 152a liquified gas
44.99 $44.99
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Staples Screen Wipes
Item: 775488 / Model : 16982
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  • Removes dust, dirt and fingerprints
  • Safe for electronic devices and surfaces
  • Staples Brand 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
9.99 $9.99
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Falcon® Dust-Off® Electronics Duster, 3.5oz. Spray Can
Item: 633699 / Model : DPSJB-12
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  • Type details: Compact, disposable
  • Odor/scent: Bitterant
  • Form: 134A liquefied gas
9.59 $9.59
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Staples Electronics Duster, 7 oz., 12 pack(SPL07ENFR-12)
Item: 2104815 / Model : SPL07ENFR-12
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  • Great for cleaning technology such as keyboards, CPU and laptops
  • Canned air is perfect for getting crumbs out of your keyboard
  • Packaging: 12 pack of 7 oz. cans
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Falcon® Dust-Off® Anti-Static Monitor Wipes
Item: 887547 / Model : DMHJ
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  • Unscented, 200 wipes per Pack
  • 6"(W) x 5"(L)
  • Alcohol-Free
35.79 $35.79
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Staples® 17494 Laser Printer Cleaning Kit
Item: 784625 / Model : 17494
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  • Printer cleaning kit offers a safe, easy way to clean printers, copiers and fax machines
  • Sheets are pre-moistened for immediate use
  • Three sheets per kit
10.59 $10.59
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Shaxon 12" x 12" Ultra Absorbent Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, Blue, 6/Pack
Item: 1016832 / Model : SHX-MFW6-B
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  • Dimensions: 12" x 12"
  • Made from microfiber
  • Cleans monitors and other household items
10.29 $10.29
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3M™ Notebook Screen Cleaning Wipe, Unscented, White, 4"(W) x 7"(L), 24/Pack
Item: 896776 / Model : MMMCL630
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  • Unscented, 24 wipes per Pack
  • Color: White
  • Made from cloth
8.99 $8.99
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Staples Electronics Duster, 10oz., 2 pack(SPL10ENFR-2)
Item: 712332 / Model : SPL10ENFR-2
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  • Air duster is perfect for removing dust or debris from sensitive electronic devices
  • Odor/Scent: Bitterant
  • Form: 152a liquified gas
22.39 $22.39
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Falcon Dust-Off ® Screen Cleaning Kit, Unscented, 50 ml Spray/Microfiber Cloth
Item: 887546 / Model : DPTC
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  • Unscented
  • Removes dust, dirt and smudges
  • For Laptop, LCD/Plasma TV
12.29 $12.29
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Staples Disposable Cleaning Cloths, 12/pk (17374)
Item: 786404 / Model : 17374
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  • Made from 50% Viscose, 50% Polyester
  • Lint-free cloth cleaners
  • Cleans and is safe for electronic devises & surfaces
10.79 $10.79
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Staples Electronics Duster, 10 oz., 4 pack(SPL10ENFR-4)
Item: 718862 / Model : SPL10ENFR-4
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  • Air duster is perfect for removing dust or debris from sensitive electronic devices
  • Odor/Scent: Bitterant
  • Form: 152a liquified gas
37.99 $37.99
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Endust® LCD And Plasma Monitor Pop-Up Wipes Kit
Item: 1595241 / Model : NOZ11506KIT
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  • Size: 5"W x 7"L
  • Sold as 3 per pack
  • Features instant cleaning power that assures effective cleaning in one easy step
34.59 $34.59
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Staples Decorative Screen Cleaning Wipes, Lattice (24737)
Item: 193675 / Model : 24737
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  • Anti-static formula cleans and protects
  • Streak free, alcohol free
  • Remove dust, dirt and fingerprints
4.29 $4.29
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Falcon Dust-Off Duster Jumbo XL
Item: 650269 / Model : DPSJMB
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  • Container size: 17 oz.
  • Container type: Can
  • Type details: Compressed, disposable, XL
25.29 $25.29
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Endust® Wipes For LCD/Plasma Monitor, 5/Pack
Item: 823276 / Model : KITNOZ11506-5PK
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  • 5/pack
  • Used for: LCD and plasma screens, notebooks, keyboards, touchscreen s, handheld electronics and other office equipment
  • Includes: 70 wipes per canister
40.99 $40.99
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Dust-Off Disposable Compressed Gas Duster, 17 oz. Can, 2/Pack
Item: 608529 / Model : FALDPSJMB2
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  • Blows away harmful dust and lint
  • 100% ozone safe
  • Trigger controls spray power
40.49 $40.49
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