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Windows 7: Small vacuum to fit into all those tight places in our machines?

10 Dec 2010   #1
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 
Small vacuum to fit into all those tight places in our machines?

Are there any good mini vacuums out there with a thin neck to get in those oh-so-hard-to-reach-places inside of our machines?

Blowing air only does so much... and really just makes a bigger mess. And ripping the whole computer apart to clean it isnt fun.
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10 Dec 2010   #2
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

I see a lot of these USB vaccums for sale & they're cheap, does anyone now how effective they are?

USB Mini Computer Vacuum (Black) - eBay (item 180598744221 end time Jan-08-11 08:07:41 PST)

They still dont seem thin enough to get into some tight spots & I think this one would probably not only work & vacuum better, but can also get into tighter spots

MetroVac DataVac PC Computer Vacuum - eBay (item 310278244620 end time Jan-07-11 12:20:09 PST)
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10 Dec 2010   #3
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

There was a small Henry vacuum on the market about a year ago. Which you might find on Ebay.
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10 Dec 2010   #4
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carl Lawrence View Post
There was a small Henry vacuum on the market about a year ago. Which you might find on Ebay.
not this?

Little Henry VacuumLeaps And Bounds Kids
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10 Dec 2010   #5
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

No, I will try to find it you.
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10 Dec 2010   #6
Trucidation

 

USB vacuums suck both literally and figuratively, unless you're patient enough to hover every single square inch meticulously. On the other hand, maybe it's good that they aren't powerful, makes you take care not to poke at stuff too hard. I like those little wooden toothpicks, you can use them to scrape loose dirt in small nooks which you can then vacuum out. And ultimately I find it easier to take a computer apart to clean it anyway.
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11 Dec 2010   #7
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

don't vacuums generate static electricity ?
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11 Dec 2010   #8
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

You're right, Ivan That's why it's better to be careful with those...The USB gadgets are just that...gadgets

I use a regular vacuum and a strong paintbrush, old toothbrush etc after using canned air. Most important parts are the fans and heat sink(s) If possible I unscrew the fan to get directly to the heat sink (unless it's time for new thermal compound)

-DG
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11 Dec 2010   #9
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I just use a regular vacuum, and as SledgeDG wrote, get a small brush. I use a makeup brush, as there was a buy one get one free sale, and I bought one for my vinyl records to dust them off after play.

Hold the vacuum away from the components to avoid static discharge, and dust with a brush, the vacuum will suck up loose dust, and then when it is all collected at the bottom of the case, vacuum that up
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12 Dec 2010   #10
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carl Lawrence View Post
No, I will try to find it you.
You ever find the one you were talking about?

I'm probably going to buy the little Metrovac Datavac for $24.
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