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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

    Correct Answer
    A. Users can use a vacuum
    Explanation
    A vacuum is the most effective method for cleaning dirt, dust, or hair around the computer on the outside case and on the keyboard. It can easily remove debris from hard-to-reach areas and has enough suction power to pick up even small particles. Using a vacuum ensures a thorough cleaning without the risk of damaging the components or peripherals.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Never eat or drink around the computer
    Explanation
    Eating or drinking around the computer can lead to spills and crumbs getting into the keyboard or other parts of the computer, causing damage to the internal components. Liquids can also cause short circuits and permanent damage to the electronic circuits. It is important to keep food and drinks away from the computer to maintain its functionality and prevent any accidents or damage.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Turn it off from the power switch
    Explanation
    Before cleaning a component and/or the computer, it is important to turn it off from the power switch. This is necessary to ensure that there is no electrical current running through the device, which can be dangerous during the cleaning process. Turning off the power switch also prevents any accidental damage to the components or data loss that may occur if the computer is left running while cleaning.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. Try to always use water or a highly diluted solvent if cleaning solvents cause you physical irritations such as watery eyes
    Explanation
    Because some individuals may have allergic reactions to chemicals in cleaning solvents and some solvents can even damage the case. Try to always use water or a highly diluted solvent.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Do not use a vacum cleaner for the inside of your computer
    Explanation
    do not use a vacuum for the inside of your computer as it generates a lot of static electricity that can damage the internal components of your computer. If you need to use a vacuum to clean the inside of your computer, use a portable battery powered vacuum designed to do this job.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. A portable vacuum can be used to sucking the dust, dirt, hair, cigarette particles, and other particles out of a computer
    Explanation
    Can be one of the best methods of cleaning a computer. Over time, these items can restrict the airflow in a computer and cause circuitry to corrode. Do not use a standard vacuum as it can generate a lot of static electricity that can damage your computer.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. You use a cloth when cleaning components such as the outside of the case, a drive, mouse, keyboard
    Explanation
    You should not use a cloth to clean any circuitry such as the RAM or motherboard since they can generate ESD that can damage electronics.

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  • 8. 

    Why should you clean a dirty  CD-ROM drive or other disc drive? 

    • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Can cause read errors with CD discs.
    Explanation
    These read errors could cause software installation issues or issues while running the program.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    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
    Explanation
    While hard drives cannot be cleaned physically, they can be cleaned with various utilities on the computer to help it run fast and more efficiently. Utilizing these utilities will prevent the hard drive from slowing down. Refer to the website for further imformation on procedures for cleaning a hard drive.
    http://www.computerhope.com/basic.htm

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  • 10. 

    The computer keyboard is often the most germ infected item in your home or office, often it will contain more bacteria than your toilet seat. Cleaning it can help remove any dangerous bacteria, ddirt, dust and hair can also build up causing the keyboard to not function properly. What is the procedure for cleaning a keyboard?

    • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    Before cleaning the keyboard first turn off the computer or if you're using a USB keyboard simply unplug it. Not unplugging the keyboard can result in causing other computer problems as you may press keys that cause the computer to perform a task you don't want it to do.
    Be careful when you use a vacum cleaner, but make sure the keyboard doesn't have loose "pop off" keys that could possibly be sucked up by the vacuum.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    To clean the LCD screen we recommend that you use a non-rugged microfiber cloth, soft cotton cloth, or Swiffer duster. If a dry cloth does not completely clean the screen, you can apply rubbing alcohol to the cloth and wipe the screen with the damp cloth. Rubbing alcohol is actually used to clean the LCD before it leaves the factory.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. ESD is one of the few things an individual can do to damage or destroy his or her computer or hardware components.
    Explanation
    Much like the shock you receive when rubbing your feet on the carpet and touching something metal, ESD can occur when working in your computer and will cause components you touch to no longer work properly. ESD can occur without the user feeling a shock and will only occur while working on the inside of the computer

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