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Windows 7: Need help! searching for blower to clean PC

19 Mar 2013   #31
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Thank you. Now maybe I won't drop so many screws.
Yeah, I need to get a few magnetized screwdrivers (or magnetize the ones I have).


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19 Mar 2013   #32
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

if you walk on a carpet then touch the motherboard without earthing yourself on a unpainted part of the case you can potentially cause damage.
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19 Mar 2013   #33
gregrocker

 

I'd like to find another video which mentions the fan spinning and has more about grounding oneself correctly and by habit, since most will not use a wrist-strap.
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20 Mar 2013   #34
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I'd like to find another video which mentions the fan spinning and has more about grounding oneself correctly and by habit, since most will not use a wrist-strap.
I agree there seems to be a certain amount of reluctance with using a wrist strap. I wonder why? Could it be the "It'll never happen to me syndrome" ?
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20 Mar 2013   #35
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I'd like to find another video which mentions the fan spinning and has more about grounding oneself correctly and by habit, since most will not use a wrist-strap.
I agree there seems to be a certain amount of reluctance with using a wrist strap. I wonder why? Could it be the "It'll never happen to me syndrome" ?
More like the "It gets in the way" and "It limits how far I can move" syndromes.
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20 Mar 2013   #36
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I'd like to find another video which mentions the fan spinning and has more about grounding oneself correctly and by habit, since most will not use a wrist-strap.
I agree there seems to be a certain amount of reluctance with using a wrist strap. I wonder why? Could it be the "It'll never happen to me syndrome" ?
More like the "It gets in the way" and "It limits how far I can move" syndromes.
Get a longer lead!
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27 Mar 2013   #37
grits

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I'd like to find another video which mentions the fan spinning and has more about grounding oneself correctly and by habit, since most will not use a wrist-strap.
Would you believe that I just spent approx. 3 hours searching for & reading umpteen different tuts (?) on cleaning interior of PC & found so much conflict that my head is spinning! Some said "yes" to vacuum, some said "no". There was also different opinions on "leave power cord plugged in", "completely disconnect ALL cords", "remove parts" or "not", "use small paint brush", "don't use brushes". I could go on more but don't want to write a book.
Then I came here to post this but had a second thought, ", I'm sure there must be one in the 7 forum", but not that I can find. Anyone up to that?
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27 Mar 2013   #38
gregrocker

 

I think the video I posted earlier is pretty good with the exception that a demonstration of the wrist strap should be given, or how to otherwise ground oneself.

I know of no one who says its OK to keep the PC plugged in. I always unplug, remove a laptop battery, and hold power button to release any residual power. These are standard precautions.

I also hold back from touching any electronics without holding the case. This has always been enough for me.
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27 Mar 2013   #39
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Working with a wrist strap is a real pain in the butt !

I just use a mat.

http://www.ifixit.com/Tools/Portable...ommended_tools
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27 Mar 2013   #40
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
...I know of no one who says its OK to keep the PC plugged in...
Ready to meet one? As long as the power switch on the PSU can be and is turned off and the residual power allowed to bleed down, it will be safe plus the case will be grounded through the power cord. When I'm working on my machine on top of my washing machine (much easier on the old back), I have an anti-static mat on top of the machine to give a grounded surface to work on and to protect the machine deom scratches so it isn't necessary to leave the cord plugged in to ground the machine. When fooling around with it at its normal home, I keep it plugged in, switch off the PSU, and wait until the LEDs on the MOBO have been off for a bit before poking around inside. The case sits on rubber feet on a wooden nightstand so that is the easiest way to keep it grounded. I'm also the only one around so I'm not worried about anyone switching the PSU on while I'm not looking.

On my notebook, I pull out the power cord but do leave the battery in. The only thing I do inside is blow out what little dust gets inside. Other than using an extra plastic "soda straw" from an expended "canned air" can to keep the fan from spinning, I don't touch anything inside. If I ever do anything to the insides besides dusting (such as adding RAM), I'll yank the battery.
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