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CompTIA Strata™ IT Fundamentals by Michael Meyers, Scott Jernigan

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CHAPTER 6Maintaining Computers

In this chapter, you will learn how to

• Care for the external parts of the computer

• Describe methods for keeping the inside of the case problem-free

• Explain how to keep data inside the hard drive safe

Maintaining a computer requires you to focus on three distinct areas: external cleaning and maintenance, internal physical maintenance, and data maintenance. This chapter tackles all three areas.

Outside the Case

A properly maintained computer starts with a properly maintained and ordered space. You should also keep external components clean and free of dust and hair. Take care to use proper cleaning solutions and methods, especially for sensitive components such as monitors. Finally, once a solution or component ...

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