- Ensure the device is turned off, and remove the battery.
- Some devices, especially newer devices and Chromebooks, have internal batteries, so don't worry about this step if you don't see a battery to remove.
- For some Chromebooks, the power button is on the keyboard, so don't be surprised if it turns on while you're cleaning
- Take your cloth, which is damp with cleaner, and wipe down the lid, sides, and bottom of the device.
- Open the device and wipe down the keyboard and touchpad with your cloth.
- For the keyboard, ensure you're getting between all the keys.
- For the screen area, instead of the cleaner, use a different cloth that is only damp with water.
- Chemicals found in cleaners can cause damage to the screen, using water here is safer for the device.
- Abrasive cloth can also damage the screen.
- Once the device is wiped down, leave it open for a time in order to dry. Close the device after the keyboard area appears dry.
- Shut down the computer and unplug it from the power.
- Wipe down the computer with a microfiber cloth, damp with cleaner.
- Watch around plugs and vents Focus around buttons and other areas where it looks like it would be touched often.
- Allow the desktop to dry completely before plugging back in.