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How do I clean the top of the Antec 902?

post #1 of 6
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How do I do it? The rough grainy finish on the top part holds onto dust like talons. And the Big Boy Fan + Grille are unsightly, I've cleaned the blades with Q Tips and Vacuumed the dust as it fell but that can't even come to thorough.

Are there any tips to disassembling or cleaning the case to get back the sleek black behemoth I first bought?

(Also, another question away from the above topic)

My previous motherboard would cause Front headphone jack static when the front usb and/or grounding screw of the Antec 902 were connected.

As a result I just d/cd front USB. Even with front USB disconnected though I still had static from grounding screw which I also disconnected. Was this because of my previous motherboard (which is dead now, 970A-UD3 On it's way now.) or is it the FP assembly.
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hmm have you tried something like baby wipes? something slightly moist should help (obviously dont use a spray, as that could have serious repercussions).
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The deed hath been done.

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Haha, taking it off didn't occur to me... you could have used spray :-P
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I used compressed air for the grained surfaces, then cleaned the top fan's blades from inside / below. Tedious, but it worked.
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Just thought is update that everything went fine, I even washed out the front jacks that had dust cakes in them. Made sure they were completely dry. Only problem was that I had a drop of water in headphones jack that made it say I plugged in headphones but I qtipped that and it went away immediately. Pretty nice seeing it clean like when I first picked it up

Oh almost forgot to mention, the big boy fan blades can be popped in and out like a lego, I was able to wash the while thing and take a strand of hair coiled around the inside. Thinking back maybe I should've greased it but its 100% clean.

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Edited by Vieto - 11/2/11 at 11:34pm
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Phenom II X4 965BE C3 GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 Galaxy 9500GT 1GB ADATA1600 1GB + PNY1333 2GB 
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Seagate Barracuda 160GB 7200RPM Heirloom passed down, Vista 32Bit (Gotta Upgrade) Samsung Syncmaster 2333HD 
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SIDEWINDER X6 Antec EarthWatts 750W Antec 902 SIDEWINDER X8 
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Nope 
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