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PC Tower full of dirt and dust

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bbrox, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. bbrox

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    Hey guys,merry christmas (a bit late,i guess)

    Today,I wanted to unpack my pc.I was impatient to install linux mint x64 on my Quadro fx5500+4 gb ram+ core 2 quad and turn it into a monster.But when I had unpacked the pc,I saw it was full of dirt.Hope everything's fine and nothing's damaged but i have to clear out the dirt first and this thing got SERIOUSLY dirty.What do you suggest?
     

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  2. ETech7

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    Vacuum, but careful. Or take it outside, put on a mask and blow away, but also careful :)
     
  3. replay

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    not a vacuum.............. can of compressed air is the way to go
     
  4. DaveBurnett

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    That's clean compared to some I've seen!
     
  5. crjdriver

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    I have seen much dustier. Get a can of air and blow it out; might also be a good idea to take the system outside to blow it out.
     
  6. Amd_Man

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    If you know what you're doing then take it apart completely as I can guarantee there's dust under that motherboard. I haven't seen something that dirty in years!
     
  7. Couriant

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    Agreed :)

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  8. AstroNut

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    Took mine out to the shop, put on safety glasses and used a air nozzle hooked to 100 PSI, that dust just disappeared!!!
     
  9. Amd_Man

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    A mask would also be required for that! :D
     
  10. crjdriver

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    That is really asking to damage something. I sometimes use my air compressor to clean systems however I use a blowgun with a VERY small, restricted nozzle to blow out the system.

    Using an unrestricted nozzle is going to damage a fan, knock loose a connection, etc.
     
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    Possible Hazmat suit too... :D

    I agree with Crjdriver, using that type of pressure could cause damage. Hopefully your computer is fine but I would suggest to refrain from using it.
     
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    I use my Compressor to clean out all of my computers, but the pressure is turned down to about 12PSI. Higher pressure as stated may cause damage.
     
  13. Amd_Man

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    Also compressors create moisture so if there's no inline water trap installed it's possible to bath your motherboard in moisture.
     
  14. AstroNut

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    Well, you have to be careful, of course you don't blast sensitive parts with full pressure.
     
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