Is your computer frequently freezes, crashes, or even gets shut down. You are not lone person facing this problem. Almost all the people who owns a computer faces this problem.
All these problems may be caused by dust and other unwanted things accumulating inside your computer. This decreases the heat dissipation and blocks air circulation inside your computer. This causes the processor to over-heat, and your computer will eventually crash, freeze or even shut down to prevent any hardware damage.
Note: Accumulation of dust inside your computer may be one of factor for your computer to slow down. There may be numerous issues why your computer gets slow down. Refer Tips &Tricks for speeding up your computer.
Important Please be aware of the Problems of Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) to the internal components of your computer and steps to prevent it.
The only and the simple solution is to clean the computer by opening the computer casing. This may sound simple, but you will feel the difference in the performance of your computer, after cleaning it.
- Screw Driver ( to open your computer case and remove all your peripherals)
- Brush (to clean up your the dust)
- Thermal Paste
This paste is applied between your processor and the processor fan. It helps in conduction heat from the processor efficiently. If your are not planning to remove the processor, then you can skip this.
- A work space where you will feel comfortable to work
This involves removing the screw in computer casing and removing the side panel of your computer.
2. Remove the power connections from Optical Drives and Hard Disk
The power connections to the Optical drives and Hard Drives is of insert type. So you can just pull out the connections from these drives by just pulling the connectors.
Note: Its important to hold the connector and remove, or you might end pulling the wire out from the connector.
3. Remove the power connections from the motherboard.
Two main connectors which connect the PSU with the SMPS are
1. 24 pin connector
2. 4 pin connector
Both of these connectors are clip type, which is to secure it firmly into its slot. You need to press the clip to release the clip and remove the connector.
Once you have removed the connectors from the PSU, you can able to move all the connectors to aside to have a clear view of the motherboard. Now its time to remove the data connectors.
4. Remove the data connectors
Now its time to remove the data connectors from the mother board to the optical and hard disk device.
Note: There are two types of data connector used.
- IDE Connector
This is a old type of data connector that was used in early 20’s. These wires are often bulky and takes up most of space inside your computer and provided low data transfer rate when compared to SATA connector.
These are just insert type connector and should look like this.
- SATA Connector
This is a latest type of data connector that is in use today. These connectors are slim, does not take much space and often produces high data transfer rates.
These connectors have clip in the connector, so that the connection does not wiggle over time. It should look like this.
Note: For IDE connector, you can just pull the connector from the device. As the connector is firmly fixed, be careful when you are pulling the connector otherwise it might end up breaking it.
For SATA connectors, just press the clip and a gentle pull will be able to disconnect the connector.