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post #11 of 21
yea i have 3 cats that live with me, i just use a vaccum and a hand held air fan to clean it out, sometimes it gets pretty bad lol.
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post #12 of 21
If you want to get every nook and cranny. Then qtips and rubbing alcohol. Had to do this when I bought my board... Wasn't the cleanest thing ever.
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Leaf Blower.................. gas powered FTMFW!
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by werds View Post
Amazon.com: Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac 500-Watt, 0.75-HP Electric Duster: Home Improvement

I use this - much more powerful than any can of air and pays for itself in little to no time.
This thing is a beast, I have one and I love it.
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post #15 of 21
What about dust that is stuck on the PCB? I have held an air can right next to it, but the only way seems to make physical contact. Can't use a rag or cotton balls because it will snag and tear up on the solder connections. You really think a toothbrush/paint brush is safe and won't mess up the components?
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post #16 of 21
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What about dust that is stuck on the PCB? I have held an air can right next to it, but the only way seems to make physical contact. Can't use a rag or cotton balls because it will snag and tear up on the solder connections. You really think a toothbrush/paint brush is safe and won't mess up the components?
Have you tried loosening it up with rubbing alcohol? That's what I did when there was ish all over my motherboard from when I bought it from someone. Basically went to town with a ton of qtips and rubbing alcohol. Use a non-used toothbrush, not a used one since there is always still residue still left on the toothbrush.
post #17 of 21
compressor.... 90 psi does wonders! and if you dont already have one then datavac FTW!
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post #18 of 21
I just use a paint brush and a hoover.
post #19 of 21
Dunk it in the bath
post #20 of 21
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Dunk it in the bath
of Rubbing Alcohol of course.
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