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Posted by Michael_Owen (Michael_Owen), 8 October 2003Hi
I am new to this Forum and I am looking to start my own business in computer cleaning can any one who is in the business give me some information on what I will need to get to get me started. Like what equipment I will need and how to go about adverising
Posted by martin_606 (martin_606), 8 October 2003Miclael?
Look, you already are earning millions playing football, you really don't have to do this (he he )
Seriously, I would like to be abe to add this to my repitiore also, come on guys, help us news guys out.
Posted by Mike_Boxall (Mike_Boxall), 8 October 2003Hi Guys
Microfibre cloths are very good for cleaning computer screens. They are used without chemicals and have the ability to get into the tiny 'pores' of the plastic casings. They can also be used on keyboards but, I accept, it is difficult to get between the keys. To be perfectly honest, I dont know what the best way is for these! I would assume that a soft brush of some kind would be the anser but I have never seen such a thing. You can get cans of compressed air to blow out loose debris, but obviosly this has no effect on removing the grime on the keys.
We have a new range of Microfibre cloths out shortly and will let you have more details as soon as possible.
Does anyone else have any ideas?
Posted by petra (petra), 8 October 2003We Use Jr universal foam for screens, casing and key boards, but the keyboard is very time consuming.
We apply the clean to the cloth and then clean each key, and if you have small enough fingers you can get the side of the keys. You can also buy a hoover attachment for sucking debris out. Yes I do agree Micro fibre cloths are very good. The bigest piece of advice is make sure the user shuts the machine down and not you. Save all the blame if work is lost.
Posted by Dawn_at_Clean_I.T. (Dawn_at_Clean_I.T.), 8 November 2003Tell me where you are and I will let you know everything providing you are not in the North of England!!!
Posted by pre-vac_Nick (pre-vac_Nick), 8 November 2003If you win us Euro 2004 ill clean any pc you want!!
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 9 November 2003Does anyone know how to clean TFT screens
Posted by petra (petra), 9 November 2003Micro fibre cloths or JR universaL SCrEEN CLEANER ( FOAM) also good for Plasma's
Posted by Musicman (Musicman), 10 November 2003Just become aware of a new product for PC cleaning - try www.techniclean.tv.
Being the industry pimp that I am, if you want to get hold of it talk to me.
Posted by Fox (Fox), 10 November 2003Gosh Musiman sounds good!
However must say pc cleaning is specialist - got to say -must know what you are doing.
Even when computer is turned off, keyboard can be corrupted if wrong thing used.
Don't let me stop you with bad advice! But if you haven't had training DON'T TOUCH................ computers mean so much, not only for business either!
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 10 November 2003Hi Fox,
I agree you have got to be very careful. I have been given a lot of conflicting advice about cleaning TFT screens (Not on this forum)
Posted by Musicman (Musicman), 10 November 2003Hi Fox, I totally agree about only cleaning computers if you have training - the consequences of things going wrong can be very costly in this area of the cleaning market.
The distributor for this product (and I am trying to find out if they have the UK exclusive rights) is one of, if not the largest, computer cleaning specialists - offering a nationwide service.
However, accepting that some businesses will insist upon their own staff cleaning their IT equipment, they also supply a wide range of specialist cleaning chemicals and materials.
This way they get two bites at the cherry!
In the real world, those companies that do expect their staff to clean their own PC's are kidding themselves. They have no training, and if they did attempt to clean them it would be superficial - and take more time than a specialist could do it in. It is a false economy.
Posted by petra (petra), 10 November 2003WE do not clean Key boards, but screens are not a problem, but we always make sure that all machines have data backed up and are completly shut down, and clients do have to sign a disclaimer, and as my husband has been a pc engineer for quite alot of years, we have good sound experienced advice and trainng behind us.
Posted by Fox (Fox), 10 November 2003Hi Petra
I'm confused! Do you or don't you clean keyboards?
You say you are fully trained - I could do with some advice.
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 10 November 2003I have just been reliably informed that on TFT screens no liquid or foam of any kind should be used
Posted by Fox (Fox), 10 November 2003Hi Steve
Thanks for that info - very interesting.
You're right about conflicting advice!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by petra (petra), 10 November 2003No we do not clean keyboard, as its cheaper to buy new ones. WE give keyboards a light vaccum with a special brush and hand held vaccum. AS for proper cleaning of tft's, each manufacturer will give u different advice and if you want to do things properly you should refer to each different manufacturer for cleaning instructions, no traning course will tell you what manufacturere's recomended cleaning methods are.
Just like anything in the cleaning industry........if in doubt you should speak to the guy's that made it..
Posted by Musicman (Musicman), 10 November 2003Hi Steve, Fox, Petra et al.
I have discussed Steve's comments with the MD of the UK's distributor of Techniclean as I like to be informed when I make comments/pass on advice.
He states that to a point Steve is correct - no ordinary liquids can be used, the products have to be especially formulated. Many screens nowadays are coated and that is why Techniclean is approved in America and is bundled with the major manufacturers of TFT screens including Fujitsu, Sharp, Samsung etc. It can also be used for Plasma screens.
As one of the country's leading specialists in this field they use the products on such screens regularly and without problem.
I hope this helps.
Posted by petra (petra), 10 November 2003yes sound like a good product, similar to what we use, our one is also specialy designed for monitors,soft screens ect..... and it is onzone friendly........
Posted by Fox (Fox), 10 November 2003Musicman
Sounds like you are well informed.
I know whose advice I'd take!
How do you get in touch with techniclean?
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 10 November 2003Thanks Musicman,
With more and more companys using TFT screens these days its good to have the answers
Posted by Musicman (Musicman), 10 November 2003Blimey this is beginning to sound like an advert and I do not want to get that involved, but if you give me your e-mail address I can put you in touch with the distributors.
PS Have a look at the website for more product info www.techniclean.tv. - apparently it is CFC free, and environmentally and dermatologically friendly, similar to the product Petra uses.
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 10 November 2003Hi Musicman,
Its : email@example.com
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