It is strange but true that the computer keyboard gathers dust and rubbish to the tune of nearly 0.3 tons each year! The accumulation of the dirt makes the computer go haywire by starting to type on its own, making one suspect that it is a hawker or a virus.

Turn the keyboard upside down, tap gently at the back. Shut your eyes and blow the dust away or extract the hidden pieces by sucking through the vacuum cleaner. If it is in the factory, use a rubber hose pipe and blow air gently.

Take pure cotton, dip it in the eucalyptus oil and wipe the keyboard clean. If there is a spill of coffee or tea or soft drink, first, remove the plug from the socket and dummy it. Then cleanse it with pure water and keep it in a dry place (not in the sunlight) and allow it to cool down on its own for one full day. To further avoid getting dirty, cover it with the plastic paper or cover. But before doing that, make sure that the cover is clean.

Similarly, clean the monitor too. While at it, see that the electric connection is unplugged. Finally, it is the cursor. If it gets sticky and goes berserk, turn off the system. Unfasten the ring and remove the ball from it. Wipe this one and also the rollers clean, then fix them back. Ensure that the vacuum slots are devoid of dust and dirt particles. Again shut your eyes and blow them away, or else use the vacuum cleaner.

It is always good to seek the help of an expert. One can call a computer technician from any browsing centre. While he is at it, observe how he does, so that you can learn the intricacy and the professional method when next you start doing it on your own.

Never keep coffee or tea cup on the computer table. Not even the used cups. Upon completion of work, promptly put covers on monitor screen and the keyboard.