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2/25/2005
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Fred Langa
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Langa Letter: Getting The Grunge Out Of Your PC

Fred Langa cleans the dirtiest PC he can find, and along the way shows you how you can easily tackle yours.

Step By Step Cleaning (continued)
Replace the plug-in cards in the same slots from which they were removed, and tighten the hold-down screws.



... and reinstall any plug-in cards you removed.

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... and reinstall any plug-in cards you removed.

If your system used a shroud or duct, reinstall it to its original location.

Replace any shrouds or ducts you removed.
Replace any shrouds or ducts you removed.

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Make sure the front of the case is OK before you reinstall the bezel. Compare this photo with #17, and you can see this system is good to go.



Check the front before replacing the bezel.

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Check the front before replacing the bezel.

This bezel hooks on the right side, and snaps, via its prongs, on the left. Yours may differ somewhat, but the idea will be similar.

Snap, screw, or otherwise fasten the bezel in place.
Snap, screw, or otherwise fasten the bezel in place.

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Done!
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Done!
Done! The system looks clean, just as it did when we started. But now it really is clean, and will run cooler and more reliably than before.

What tools, tricks and techniques do you use to keep your PC clean? Join in the discussion!


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