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Windows 7: Feather duster PC cleaning

05 Dec 2014   #11
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I personally use soft brushes and occasionally a photographic blower (manual compression), I also have air extraction, (vacuum cleaner), whilst cleaning, One other thing is that my system cooling is designed for positive internal pressure which tends to reduce accumulation of dust


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05 Dec 2014   #12
tinmar49

w7 ult 64 and w7 hp 64 X 2 mint 64 8.1 64 10wtp 64
 
 

Static electricity is a fickle thing, most of the time you get away with ignoring the warnings. I used to work in an engineering co that had lots of pc's on the shop floor for operators to upload work progress and the IT manager often turned up to upgrade/repair the pc's with static sensitive components loose in his jacket pockets, he always got away with it.
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05 Dec 2014   #13
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Since I was asked I always remove the computers to outdoors and with my garage air compressor I clean the rigs completely and utterly clean. I stop fans from run away spinning and don't blast full power unless cleaning the radiators. Using a soft brush to help loosen dust of fan blades and fins as well as the mobo. The trick is to use common sense which fortunately just comes to me naturally......
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05 Dec 2014   #14
malvoglio

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have a repressed memory but this thread brings it back, of opening a tower case, finding the fan blanketed under a thick layer of dust, using either a blower or a vacuum (don't remember which) and then the dust got off the blades and into the bearings and the fan was ruined forevermore
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05 Dec 2014   #15
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I wish all fans were made with detachable blade assemblies so you could use soap and water and dry them before snapping them back on their housings.
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05 Dec 2014   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I use the same compressor I use to work on my cars/trucks, carefully, once a year

I clean the screens once a month.
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05 Dec 2014   #17
MajorG

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the comment, guys.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Since I was asked I always remove the computers to outdoors and with my garage air compressor I clean the rigs completely and utterly clean. I stop fans from run away spinning and don't blast full power unless cleaning the radiators. Using a soft brush to help loosen dust of fan blades and fins as well as the mobo. The trick is to use common sense which fortunately just comes to me naturally......
I am actually very carefull about static electricity in general and always careful when handling sensitive parts.
For some reason, this just slipped away.. I guess that I just got used to cleaning my PC with a feather duster..
It sucks that I will not use it anymore but I'll manage.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I use the same compressor I use to work on my cars/trucks, carefully, once a year

I clean the screens once a month.
I dont have access to any compressors. Just canned versions
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05 Dec 2014   #18
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

This could be just what the doctor ordered, in the long run it's going to save lots of money !

Amazon.com: Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 0.75-HP Electric Duster 120 volt: Home Improvement
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05 Dec 2014   #19
MajorG

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
This could be just what the doctor ordered, in the long run it's going to save lots of money !

Amazon.com: Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 0.75-HP Electric Duster 120 volt: Home Improvement
Amazon doesn't ship appliances to Israel.
Thanks anyway
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05 Dec 2014   #20
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I understand but you likely can find this or something like it.
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