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I have an inline filter between the tank and the hose so I have no issues with condensation. I've used the tank for spraying clearcoat and paint so it cannot have any contaminants in it.

Ok, thanks guys, I'll just keep using the compressor.
 
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I just got my datavac and I'm about to clean out my computer, but I'd like to avoid harming it. Do I need to hold my fans still while using this? Should I unplug them? And why. Should I take them off of the heatsink, and can I blow out the fans on my graphics card without taking them off. Can I dust my motherboard, or are there components that could be damaged by the pressure? Also, the manual for my u2713 says not to use canned air on it, is this because of the propellant, or because of the pressure? So can I use my datavac to clean off my monitor?
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I just got my datavac and I'm about to clean out my computer, but I'd like to avoid harming it. Do I need to hold my fans still while using this? Should I unplug them? And why. Should I take them off of the heatsink, and can I blow out the fans on my graphics card without taking them off. Can I dust my motherboard, or are there components that could be damaged by the pressure? Also, the manual for my u2713 says not to use canned air on it, is this because of the propellant, or because of the pressure? So can I use my datavac to clean off my monitor?
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Yes you should hold them still. You can burn the motors out if you don't. You should be able to blow out all the fans, but as stated, try to hold them still whenever possible. I use it on all components in the case, but i try not to get the datavac too close because i get nervous. tongue.gif
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Wow, didn't know this club existed, had mine about a year and a half, use it every week to dust out my rigs, thing's a beast
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post #485 of 792
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I just got my datavac and I'm about to clean out my computer, but I'd like to avoid harming it. Do I need to hold my fans still while using this? Should I unplug them? And why. Should I take them off of the heatsink, and can I blow out the fans on my graphics card without taking them off. Can I dust my motherboard, or are there components that could be damaged by the pressure? Also, the manual for my u2713 says not to use canned air on it, is this because of the propellant, or because of the pressure? So can I use my datavac to clean off my monitor?

I wouldn't use it to clean the monitor, unless you hold it away say a foot. Reason you do NOT use canned air on your LCD screen is that the cans can shoot out condensed water - and your screen is not attached to the bezel - there are gaps where moisture can seep into the circuitry beneath the screen, such as the control buttons' circuit board. That's why you never wash your screen when its powered on - best to do that with a dampened lint-free cloth - I use a 50-50 mix of distilled water and rubbing alcohol - use the higher 91% alchohol - on a cold turned off screen, then wipe down the residue with another lint free cloth.

NEVER SPRAY ANY LIQUID onto your screen - it can leak into the circuit boards - NEVER SPRAY ANY LIQUID onto a turned on screen.
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post #486 of 792
Santa finally gave me one, I love the thing! Still might use air compressor for sheer blasting PSI power every once in awhile though


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Hmmm want. Is there a middle European equivalent to this?
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Note also static discharge can travel across the dust created so shut the pc down, unplug and press the power button a few times to discharge stored up power in the psu. Use a paperclip or take a pen apart (the ink tube will fit into any small air intake hole and has some bend to it) and use the inners to stop your fans from spinning. I like to get in close with the brush on the end the thin long adapter piece... brush those motherboards heatsinks down and wipe dust off the fan blades. I also purchased a length of the rubber clear tubing so I can now set the datavac down and then push and work the other end of the tube getting into all those hard to reach areas.
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I just found out about this club. I've been using my datavac for two years. Cleaning 4 filters on the computer and two on the A/C every few weeks, its paid for itself many times over.

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