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Windows 7: Feather duster PC cleaning

05 Dec 2014   #1
MajorG

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
Feather duster PC cleaning

I just saw online that cleaning a PC with a feather duster is a big "NO-NO". Well.. It's actually pretty obvious.. Static electricity and stuff.
I am always cautios about these things...
But, to be honest, I cleaned my PC's with a feather duster since 2008.. ALL of the parts.
Never had any problems..
Nothing gets the PC cleaner than a feather duster

Could have I done damage without knowing it?
I mean, even though the PC runs fine, Could I damage it somehow?


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05 Dec 2014   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If you caused any problems with your PC, it would be obvious. The most common problems would cause hard drive failure and you would know if that was beginning to happen. My advice is just enjoy your PC and clean it in the proper manner.
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05 Dec 2014   #3
MajorG

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
If you caused any problems with your PC, it would be obvious. The most common problems would cause hard drive failure and you would know if that was beginning to happen. My advice is just enjoy your PC and clean it in the proper manner.
It's just so weird. Especially that I cleaned my HDD's for ages using a feather duster.. Including the circuit board.
I think I will try and find a static free feather duster. I just can't think of a better cleaning method.

Thanks for the comment.
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05 Dec 2014   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I use compressed air and either a clean dry tooth brush or various paint brushes and that works fantastic.
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05 Dec 2014   #5
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

i do the same as linnemeyerhere.
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05 Dec 2014   #6
MajorG

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I use compressed air and either a clean dry tooth brush or various paint brushes and that works fantastic.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oscer1 View Post
i do the same as linnemeyerhere.
Compressed air from a can?
The ones I saw are made of Burane and Propane gases.. Are they safe to use? Can I sprey them on the hardware itself? Or is it just for general cleaning like fans, case filters and cooling ribs?
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05 Dec 2014   #7
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

yes from a can yes you can blow on every thing. do not shake can keep the can upright. should be good
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05 Dec 2014   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Any cleaning of the interior should only be performed on a system that is switched off and disconnected from mains power, and left to cool to normal room temperature before starting any work. this is just common sense before opening the case
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05 Dec 2014   #9
MajorG

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oscer1 View Post
yes from a can yes you can blow on every thing. do not shake can keep the can upright. should be good
Are you sure? I mean.. It doesn't sound to good to put Butane or Propane on my HW..
It can leave residue too..
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Any cleaning of the interior should only be performed on a system that is switched off and disconnected from mains power, and left to cool to normal room temperature before starting any work. this is just common sense before opening the case
Sorry mate, I don't see how this relates to any of my questions.
But yes, I follow these rules.
I also press the start button when the power is off and the PC is disconnected from any power source to get rid of capacitor current. I can see the fans spin a bit when I do so.
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05 Dec 2014   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Air duster products are safe to use as long as you use them as suggested,
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