Cleaning your Chromebook

How to properly clean and disinfect your Chromebook.

Do not use bleach or other harsh chemicals. Disinfectant wipes (that do not contain bleach) are acceptable. Many common household cleaners and disinfectants can damage electronic products. Do not use any of the following chemicals or any solutions that contain them, including spray-based surface cleaners: bleach, peroxides (including hydrogen peroxide), acetone, ammonia, ethyl alcohol, methylene chloride or any petroleum-based materials, such as gasoline, paint thinner, benzene or toluene.

Do not spray cleaners directly onto the Chromebook.

A CDC-recommended disinfectant that is also within HP’s cleaning guidelines is an alcohol solution consisting of 70% isopropyl alcohol and 30% water. Please follow the steps below to use the CDC- recommended alcohol solution to clean high-touch, external surfaces on HP products:

  1. Wear disposable gloves made of latex (or nitrile if you are latex-sensitive) when cleaning surfaces.

  2. Turn off the device and disconnect power. Never clean your Chromebook while it is powered on or plugged in.

  3. Disconnect any external devices.

  4. Moisten a microfiber cloth with a mixture of 70% isopropyl alcohol / 30% water. Do not use fibrous materials, such as paper towels or toilet paper. The cloth should be moist, but not dripping wet.

    1. Isopropyl Alcohol is sold in most stores, usually in a 70% Isopropyl Alcohol / 30% Water solution. It may also be marketed as rubbing alcohol.

  5. Do not spray any liquids directly onto the product. You should always apply the cleaning solution to a microfiber cloth and then apply it to the device to avoid any liquid getting into the device and causing damage.

  6. Gently wipe the moistened cloth on the surfaces to be cleaned. Do not allow any moisture to drip into areas like keyboards, display panels or USB ports located on the Chromebook, as moisture entering the inside of an electronic product can cause extensive damage to the product.

  7. Start with the display and end with any flexible cables, like the power cable or other keyboard and USB cables.

  8. When cleaning a display screen carefully wipe in one direction, moving from the top of the display to the bottom.

  9. Ensure surfaces have completely air-dried before turning the device on after cleaning. No moisture should be visible on the surfaces of the product before it is powered on.

  10. Gloves should be discarded after each cleaning. Clean hands immediately after gloves are removed.

Source: HP Website: HP PCs - How to Clean Your Computer