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It took me faaarrrr longer to figure this one out than I am willing to admit. Ahem. I built my first computer in March of 2008. I think I've only been keeping my computer upright for unscrewing the screw and screwing it back in for maybe a couple of years at the most. Guess how many times I've dropped the screw into the computer. Guess how many times I've decided against cleaning my computer because I didn't want to deal with possibly dropping the screw into the computer again, or just because I didn't want to deal with that moment of, "omg, I must be careful. Omg, I must be careful. Omg, omg, omg, omg omg NO IT ALMOST FELL IN [RHYMES WITH TRUCK]!! GET IT QUICK!" Stressful.

Then one day all I wanted to do was pull out my sound card for some reason..... or some simple device like that. So, I decided that I didn't need to lay the computer down for surgery so to speak. As usual, I dropped the screw after unscrewing it and I was like, "OMG the screw fell onto the floor!! WOO-HOO! Look! I can pick it up no problem! There it is in my hands 2 seconds after dropping it!" I was excited. lol From that moment on, it was "always mess with the screw with the computer in the upright position!!! Always, always, ALWAYS!"

So now when I'm about to put a screw back in, I stand the computer up. "Ok, get up! It's time for your screw!" Or, "No, don't lay down yet: I still have to take out one of your screws!"


Same here. frown.giffrown.giffrown.gif

That's usually when it feels like I go nuts the most.



Hahaha your so funny "lay the computer down for surgery" and "Ok, get up! It's time for your screw!" smile.gif
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Hahaha your so funny "lay the computer down for surgery" and "Ok, get up! It's time for your screw!" smile.gif

 

Interestingly, I came up with those lines as I typed it out. So, I kind of amused myself too. :) Who needs external amusements and entertainments when you're a weirdo? hehe

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Nope! That's not a concern at all. The screw's job is to keep the component EXTREMELY secure for plugging things into it or unplugging things. Without the screw holding the thing in place (be it a video card or a sound card), plugging something into the back becomes a little nerve-wracking. I dislodged my sound card once, and so then I stopped using my screwless features of my case. lol

You know, something just occurred to me: another thing you can do is, put pantyhose over the tip of a vacuum hose and then turn the vacuum on and "suck" the screw up against the pantyhose as you loosen it all the way.

Or, use double-sided tape to grab it before it has a chance to fall.

Or a good magnet.



Great idea about the vacuum thing but my OCD would like to ask you something smile.gif What about Static damaging the motherboard from the vacuum??
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Great idea about the vacuum thing but my OCD would like to ask you something smile.gif What about Static damaging the motherboard from the vacuum??

 

lol I have a cheap $80 vacuum (an ugly orange Hoover vacuum with gray accents) that I've used dozens of times to clean out the interior of my computer - even in the dead of winter here in Minnesota and my computer is still 100%. The hose and wand generates so much static that I can feel it, but my computer seems to be like "LOL bring it on, tough guy! You ain't got nothin' for me!" Of course, it's not like I'm rubbing the hose up against the motherboard while rubbing my feet violently against the carpet either.

 

We all worry WAAAAYYYY too much about this stuff.

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lol I have a cheap $80 vacuum (an ugly orange Hoover vacuum with gray accents) that I've used dozens of times to clean out the interior of my computer - even in the dead of winter here in Minnesota and my computer is still 100%. The hose and wand generates so much static that I can feel it, but my computer seems to be like "LOL bring it on, tough guy! You ain't got nothin' for me!"





"There's been a lot of discussion about this advice, so I thought I'd elaborate. It is not the vacuum cleaner's power source that causes a problem. It's the static charge that builds up on the plastic nozzle. Additionally, vacuuming isn't effective unless you hold the nozzle very close to the electronics you're cleaning, so an electrostatic discharge is entirely possible. If you've been vacuuming the interior of your case for ages and have never had a problem, you've been lucky—a quick Google search reveals lots of people who haven't."

http://www.pcgamer.com/should-i-vacuum-my-pc-ask-pc-gamer/
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"There's been a lot of discussion about this advice, so I thought I'd elaborate. It is not the vacuum cleaner's power source that causes a problem. It's the static charge that builds up on the plastic nozzle. Additionally, vacuuming isn't effective unless you hold the nozzle very close to the electronics you're cleaning, so an electrostatic discharge is entirely possible. If you've been vacuuming the interior of your case for ages and have never had a problem, you've been lucky—a quick Google search reveals lots of people who haven't."

http://www.pcgamer.com/should-i-vacuum-my-pc-ask-pc-gamer/

 

I know, but look at the new version of my post. I take the horse hair brush right up onto everything - full contact with pressure. I just use common sense. :)

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I know, but look at the new version of my post. I take the horse hair brush right up onto everything - full contact with pressure.

aiights gonna eat.. nice talking to you. Hopefully I can get my pc fixed again. Gonna perform Pc surgery tomorrow lol
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Maybe my reason for being fine is, I keep my PSU in the 'off' position but still plugged into a properly grounded outlet. This enables the entire computer to be grounded while I work on it - and it enables me to ground myself by touching the metal parts of the case.

 

I learned that from some PSU guru who used to frequent OCN.

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aiights gonna eat.. nice talking to you. Hopefully I can get my pc fixed again. Gonna perform Pc surgery tomorrow lol

 

hehehehehe

 

I almost can't wait to clean my computer again sometime so that I can go, "Welp, I'm bored: time for computer surgery."

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Hey wait, try loading the "optimized defaults" in the BIOS. It's almost the same as resetting the CMOS.

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