Routine Maintenance

Would you like your computers to last?

Silly question I know but many of our customers never bother to take care of the equipment!

It’s really not that hard and will extend the life of the equipment significantly. Here are some basic maintenance tips (please make sure the power is off and disconnected before doing any of this!) :

Backups – Get an internet connection and sign up to have your data backed up online through SelbySoft! It’s FREE if you are on a support plan! Call us for more details about how to do this!

Computers Usually there are either thumb screws or regular screws holding the case on. Two screws and the top of the case slides off. A can of compressed air is a godsend to computers! Just spray it out – take care to hit all the fans (but be careful to not spin the fans so much that they whine). These fans are the most important part to keep clean – they control the heat in the system. While you are at it, open the cd or dvd rom and hit it with a quick burst of air!

Printers – Think about it, your printers are incredibly important. They are also very easy to clean. Pull the paper out, leave the lid open and gently shake it while upside down. Then blow any paper out that you can. Check for bits of paper stuck under the cutter etc. Finally DON’T use anything but authorized ribbons! They really can damage the printer.

Monitors – Touch screens are pretty simple. The biggest thing is to check the cables periodically and make sure the cables are tight. Clean the screen by spraying non-abrasive cleaner (windex etc) on a towel and wipe them. Make sure that employees are not using pens or anything pointy to ring up orders.

So, there you go. . . A few ways to extend the life of your system!

Contact us at:

Mike Spence
8326 Woodland Ave. E
Puyallup Wa 98371

December 29th, 2009 by