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« on: February 05, 2003, 06:43:36 AM »

Hi,
I just wanna know if it is safe to vaccum clean my CPU(internal) without damaging any of my hardware. I see that it has collected much dirt inside and i'd like to extract them out. However, i do take note that static and magnectic force might damage computers, i'm not sure if vaccum cleaner can spoil those interface cards.
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2003, 03:45:38 PM »

Hi,

I know that some do use a vaccum cleaner to clean the inside of their systems...but I usually prefer to use a can of compressed air (only use the ones sold in a PC shop) to blow out the dust.
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2003, 03:56:44 PM »



If you have to vacuum, make sure that you use say a new and small paint brush to just jiggle all the affected surfaces first. A sort of prebrush. Be sure that you check the fans in the power pack and the CPU fan and heatsink.

When vacuuming, only use the brush nozzle and use it conjunction with the paint brush to jiggle off the dust.

Remember that dust is an airflow blocker and in itself does not cause any damage. So make sure that all the airways are opened.

A tooth brush may be required to move the dust off the fan blades and from the grooves that make up the heatsink.

As long as you don't do it for an hour or constantly touch any metal hose fittings onto the electronics or computer case, all will be fine.

Berty

PS: check those power pack vents and yes most electronic store will sell you a can of compressed CO2 if you prefer a good bl.. you know what I mean.
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