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holy bad, poor computer,sure did look great...until he took it home lol
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post #52 of 173
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Originally Posted by Cape Cod View Post

OOOO I did.
His house is not to bad I have been over there before. But he is a smoker, has 2 dogs and it's on the floor. I did tell him to put it up on an end table but didn't listen to me. OO well not my problem as long as I get paid to fix it thumb.gif

I was just going to post a guess that his house is full of cats and he smokes. tongue.gif
The difference smoking makes to the state of your filters is incredible, almost every really bad dusty rig pic I've seen mentions that the owner is a smoker.

That said, you'd wonder how dumb he'd have to be to not clean it when one or both fans stopped spinning.
More work for you though. biggrin.gif
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post #53 of 173
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Originally Posted by Thingamajig View Post

Rubbish.
I've been smoking on and off for years, recently started up again (Stupid, i know) and since i started smoking my fan filters have become far more dirtier, due to the tar causing the dust to stick. The picture of the dust looks typical of a smoker. Although i would have expected it to be a darker colour.
However with this said, whats to say he's actually smoking cigarettes? I wonder if cannabis is worse then regular cigarettes for this kind of buildup....

Tobacco sticks, pot sinks and leaks. That's why you can cheef a room and 6 hours later it won't stink.

Are you guys exhaling on your rigs or what?
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post #54 of 173
I don't understand how anyone can neglect such an expensive investment. I don't even understand how anyone can neglect an affordable investment O_o
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post #55 of 173
Definitely smoke/tar buildup. See this every 6-12 months or so when I clean my sister's PC. Worst part is, unlike dust where an air compressor will get most of it out, the **** sticks to the fan. Needs to manually wipe the **** out of everything.
Edited by Futan - 2/16/12 at 9:14am
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post #56 of 173
I can also contest to this being a smoker problem. I myself do not smoke but I live in a house where people smoke and the dust gets 4x as sticky causing every little particle that passes by to stick to it exponentially increasing how fast dust builds up.

As Futan said, an air compressor is usually not strong enough to get it all, perhaps a large loose chunk but not the stuff contacting the surface. You will usually have to wipe it with a solvent to get the residue off.

It will also take no more than 6 months to get this bad. I'd even say 3 months if you have multiple smokers in one house.
post #57 of 173
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Definitely smoke/tar buildup. See this every 6-12 months or so when I clean my sister's PC. Worst part is, unlike dust where an air compressor will get more of it out, the **** sticks to the fan. Needs to manually wipe the **** out of everything.

I couldn't even wipe the dust off with a rag I had to take the rad off and used the sprayer at the kitchen sink as hot as I could get it to removed the dust/tar.
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"Nice little rad" *pets gently*
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Wow. To be able to afford a nice rig and not take care of it is criminal. Ignorance is not an excuse here either.

I have a dog and live in a very small apartment with no carpets, so all the dust and hair floats round until it finds somewhere to collect which is usually my fan filters. We sweep the floor every day, vacuum at least once a week and still I need to clean my filters every week. If I left them they would probably end up looking like that, but I don't. Going to buy a DataVac soon to make cleaning easier.
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post #60 of 173
thats disgusting, I can only imagine how the rest of his room is. There is no way that was caused over a couple of weeks, he havent even bothered to look down on his PC... You told him to keep it clean, if he didnt its not your fault. I say that its okay to make mistakes, but if you dont learn from your mistake its stupidity... try telling him again(if he does the same again you know what that means smile.gif ), and for gods sake show him the pictures.
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