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Is it safe to get a hoover such as a Dyson, when use the nozzle (Hover it close) to suck up dust off the GPU's, Fans, PSU and the Chassis?
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post #2 of 45
No it's not because vacuums tend to create a lot of static electricity.
Hmm smells kinda trollish thumb.gif
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I have a cordless Dyson Digital that I run through my fan filters with the brush attachment and then switch to the needle nose to go after any dust bunnies that lay about. I had done this once a month for the past year since I got the Dyson.
    
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post #5 of 45
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So it is not advised to run the nozzle above the GPU PCB's and so on?
Am I alright to use the nozzle on the chassis side panel whilst it is still attached to the computer?
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post #6 of 45
I use a vacuum on my pc all the time.. good rule of thumb is don't vacuum anything that has voltage going through it. A case won't hurt as there's no components that are in contact (if you had you'd have a short)

Just don't vacuum any thing pcb or on them.
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post #7 of 45
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Originally Posted by kiwwanna View Post

I use a vacuum on my pc all the time.. good rule of thumb is don't vacuum anything that has voltage going through it. A case won't hurt as there's no components that are in contact (if you had you'd have a short)
Just don't vacuum any thing pcb or on them.

Alright, cheers.
Hey, any chance I can buy a vacuum with anti static pressure ability?
(Just kidding ofc)
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post #8 of 45
Don't do that d00d..static.. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif ..Take your comp out to driveway and hit it with a leaf blower from a safe,non-static distance and let the dust fly! thumb.gif
edit:not trollish.
 
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post #9 of 45
Best bet is to get a blower. It's safer, and much more effective at dislodging dust than a vacuum.
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post #10 of 45
Like Evlinok suggested the Data Vac is great for dusting a PC if you can find one that will work with the power outlets in the UK. thumb.gif
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