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The vaccum cleaner got rid of most of it, there is a little bit left stuck on the back of the fan shroud, and the inductor is still dusty, but the large dust bunny has been disintergrated.

I hope i didnt create too much static, its a dyson, so no blow mode!
     
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post #12 of 21
Almost all of the replies are coming out wrong..

Woot, Woot.. Hahaha..

Back to topic...

Just blow air into it using your own breath, or buy a $5 can of compressed air.
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post #13 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nvidia-Brownies View Post
Try the following:
Compressor (this works best, since it has the most pressure)
Canned Air (Good to have a few cans around, since I'm pretty sure if your cleaning your PSU, you'll end up dusting everything)

Or YOUR MOUTH.
Careful with a compressor, you can kill the fan if it spins too fast.
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post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by jammo2k5 View Post
Yeah give the PSU a blow job... However that being said if dust was conductive then some of the rigs i have cleaned in the past would have been toast
Yeah, The PSU Wants it so bad. XD

And, also Ditto - the few rigs I built in the past for people would have keeled over long ago.
post #15 of 21
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Right then, ill fire it up in a sec.

Is it ok to run the motherboard on an anti static bag like the ones they come in? Cant see any reason why not, but just checking.
     
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post #16 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by alltoasters View Post
Right then, ill fire it up in a sec.

Is it ok to run the motherboard on an anti static bag like the ones they come in? Cant see any reason why not, but just checking.
NO!!!! Run it on the motherboard box... The outside of antistatic bags are conductive.
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post #17 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jammo2k5 View Post
NO!!!! Run it on the motherboard box... The outside of antistatic bags are conductive.
Thanks, i would have ran it on there otherwise.
     
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post #18 of 21
Youshould be good to go running it on the bag, if you are worried, just run it on a cardboard box. tons of guys do that.

You should be good if you got most of the dust out, if something is still dusty, but it doesn't have a layer of dust, then you are good.
post #19 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chunkylad View Post
Careful with a compressor, you can kill the fan if it spins too fast.
Yeah, I did forget to mention keep something stiff but small to keep the fan from spinning. I'd do something like a key or a metal file (those thin ones) from having the fan be moved.
post #20 of 21
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Psu seems to have survived its operation, motherboard is still out.

Ill try a cpu reseat now.
     
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