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post #11 of 31
I wouldn't use anything that is a higher velocity than canned air, could damage components. If its that dirty, take it out and wipe it in warm water.
post #12 of 31
They make antistatic vacuums for computers. Use canned air for everything like the heatsink and more intricate areas.
post #13 of 31
Remove components, wipe down case with rag or something else, blow dust off components using compressed air or some other source, reinstall components.
Though for you guys who stuff your wires behind you mobo tray that may be a bit hard...
Anyways, canned air costs too much, 10 bucks for a bottle you'll use up in a few months?
    
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i use canned air for most of my components. Rubbing alcohol for heat sinks and a microfiber cloth for the case.
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post #15 of 31
I use an artists fan brush, Q-tips & canned air.
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post #16 of 31
All the talk about static and vacumes , been using them for yrs. the hoses DONT CONDUCT electricity... canned air will just blow all the dust around , as always , turn off and unplug your system first , ground yourself to discharge any static , and vacume away , as for fans I use alcohol and q-tips for hard to reach areas , i dont ever use water to clean anything just in case , alcohol on a cloth and q-tips ..take your time , maybe cut some a/c filter material for fan intakes as long as it isnt too dense..
    
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post #17 of 31
Yes, you are correct: Plastic hoses do not conduct electricity. However, dust flowing around can. Dust particles as they are sucked in rub up against each other and generate Static Electricity. But that doesn't mean that you can't use them... Just be careful. I have been using vacumes and Q-Tips for quite a while; never had any problems.
post #18 of 31
I take apart the case. Wash that all down with water then make it shine with windex. Then I take every part seperately (away and having nothing to do with the wet case lol) and clean them using an air can. Then I reassemble my new machine.
    
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post #19 of 31
beware: if the vaccuum hose has one of those bristle attachments you are building up a nice big static charge in the bristles themselves, ready to be discharged to various delicate pcb components, if certain conditions are met that is. Not worth the risk imho.
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Originally Posted by Silver_WRX02 View Post
Is there any cleaner that make dust go off, so the fans would look like new.
Water.
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