Icaus3234b - care For Computer Hardware

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Hardware Quizzes & Trivia

Online quiz to test your knowledge and understanding on how to clean a computer


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When cleaning any of the components or peripherals of a computer, which method would you use to clean dirt, dust, or hair around their computer on the outside case and on the keyboard?
    • A. 

      Users can use a vacuum

    • B. 

      Users can use a damp cloth with water

    • C. 

      Users can use a feather duster

  • 2. 
    What should you never do when cleaning a computer?
    • A. 

      Never use a vacum cleaner

    • B. 

      Never unplug the electricity

    • C. 

      Never eat or drink around the computer

  • 3. 
    When cleaning a component and/or the computer, what should you do before you clean it?
    • A. 

      Leave it in stand by mode

    • B. 

      Leave the computer running while you are cleaning

    • C. 

      Turn the computer on, then clean it

    • D. 

      Turn it off from the power switch

  • 4. 
    Why should you be cautious when using any type of cleaning solvents?
    • A. 

      You don't use cleaning solvents because it is dangerous!

    • B. 

      Cleaning solvents are not to be used on computers as they are toxic.

    • C. 

      You don't use cleaning solvents, you only use water.

    • D. 

      Ask someone else to clean the computer, call in a professional comoputer cleaner

    • E. 

      Try to always use water or a highly diluted solvent if cleaning solvents cause you physical irritations such as watery eyes

  • 5. 
    What should you not use inside of your computer, that can cause damage to the internal components of your computer due to the build up of static electricity?
    • A. 

      Do not use metal objects such as a piece of metal to probe inside the computer

    • B. 

      Do not use a paper towels, tissues to wipe the inside of your computer

    • C. 

      Do not use a vacum cleaner for the inside of your computer

  • 6. 
    Some components in your computer may only be able to be cleaned using a product designed for cleaning that component; if this is the case, which tip is most useful?
    • A. 

      A toothbrush to clean the dust and hair that accumulates around the fan

    • B. 

      A water spray bottle that can be used to wipe the computer

    • C. 

      A portable vacuum can be used to sucking the dust, dirt, hair, cigarette particles, and other particles out of a computer

    • D. 

      A dry paper tissue

    • E. 

      A toothpick to pick up loose dust particles

  • 7. 
    A cloth is the best tool to use when rubbing down a component; although paper towels can be used with most hardware, which hardware component can be cleaned with a cloth?  
    • A. 

      You use a cloth when cleaning components such as the outside of the case, a drive, mouse, keyboard

    • B. 

      Monitor screen

    • C. 

      Inside the case of a computer

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Because it is important to keep the surface shiny

    • B. 

      Disks can collect dust and destroy the disk drive

    • C. 

      Can cause read errors with CD discs.

  • 9. 
    How do you clean your hard drive?
    • A. 

      The hard drive automatically cleans itself and does not need to be cleaned

    • B. 

      The hard drive is write protected and cannot be accessed using software utilities

    • C. 

      The hard drive should be cleaned regulary using the various software utilities installed in your operating system to maintain the system by keeping it running fast and more effectiviely

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Use a vacuum cleaner

    • B. 

      You clean the keyboard by turning it upside down and shaking

    • C. 

      A more effective method is to use compressed air. Compressed air is pressurized air contained in a can with a very long nozzle. Simply aim the air between the keys and blow away all of the dust and debris that has gathered there.

  • 11. 
    A dirty LCD monitor can be caused by dust and finger prints that can make the screen difficult to read. The monitor screen is not made of glass, so therefore special cleaning procedures need to be followed. When cleaning the LCD monitor, what should you remember to not do?
    • A. 

      When cleaning the LCD screen just wipe it with a damp cloth by rubbing the dirt marks off the screen as hard as you can.

    • B. 

      When cleaning the LCD screen you can use water and detergent to soap the surface and then polish it with a fine dust cloth.

    • C. 

      When cleaning the LCD screen it is important to remember to not spray any liquids onto the LCD directly, press gently while cleaning, and do not use a paper towel as it may cause the LCD to become scratched.

  • 12. 
    What is an electric static discharge (ESD) and why should you be careful?
    • A. 

      ESD is a short circuit caused by eletricity. This can cause the computer to blow up.

    • B. 

      ESD is the an electrical component of the motherboard that generates electricity.

    • C. 

      ESD is one of the few things an individual can do to damage or destroy his or her computer or hardware components.