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Windows 7: Usb front ports, dust, maintenance ?

14 Aug 2013   #1

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Usb front ports, dust, maintenance ?



No doubt they are the faster they get dirty. I was thinking of covering them with something, but would lose some style the case, CM Storm Enforcer
My other option is to wait a while longer and then clean. What is your way to keep the ports in good condition?

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14 Aug 2013   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

For USB ports, I use these dust covers (plugs, actually). They are also available in packages of ten. There is one that is supposed to be for USB 3.0 ports that's 15 more but the regular USB covers will fit in them just fine. There are other dust covers available (they are scatter over several pages) one can use for other ports. I have all my unused ports plugged or capped.
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15 Aug 2013   #3

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3Colors View Post


No doubt they are the faster they get dirty. I was thinking of covering them with something, but would lose some style the case, CM Storm Enforcer
My other option is to wait a while longer and then clean. What is your way to keep the ports in good condition?
Hi 3Colors,

You can clean them or use covers as suggested by Lady Fitzgerald. However, make sure that you don't use a moist cloth for cleaning the ports.

Dust doesn't harm the ports but moisture does. I have used 3 systems and haven't cleaned any ports and they worked without any issues.

If you wish to clean them then use some type of forced air (such as a can of compressed air) to clean the ports.

Hope this information was useful to you. If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.
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15 Aug 2013   #4

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

I use a foam tip q-tip, the cotton type can snag and leave bits if cotton on the contacts. With the system off, a bit of denatured alcohol followed with some canned air, then add the plugs like the Lady said.

I have found that a negative pressure case builds up dust around ports, unlike positive pressure case setups.
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16 Aug 2013   #5

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

(In my city, country.)Sadly I do not see selling the USB Smart Dust Cover(these would be great). I think it would be accessible only using compressed air spray. But I've also read that some use an electrical appliance that blower and vacuum at the same time. Use a small brush ?
Or leaving connected a usb extension cables
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16 Aug 2013   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3Colors View Post
(In my city, country.)Sadly I do not see selling the USB Smart Dust Cover(these would be great). I think it would be accessible only using compressed air spray. But I've also read that some use an electrical appliance that blower and vacuum at the same time. Use a small brush ?
Or leaving connected a usb extension cables
Compressed air, such as "canned air", or from an air compressor at low pressure would be a safe way to clean out a port although it could be possible to drive dirt further into the port. Brushes other than anti-static brushes, are a bad idea because they can develop a static charge that could fry the USB at the MOBO.

If you have some USB cables that are bad or you will never use, you could cut the plugs off the cables and use those to plug the ports.
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17 Aug 2013   #7

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

The last suggestion is the only one that I find accessible. I got two, and one is in the 2.0 and one at 3.0. No air passed him, cleaned ... , Only plug and play, are covered now. But whenever I finish using the pc, I cover with plastic, both monitor and case.
Anyway, now I know that there is a cover for USB. USB Smart Dust Cover. But when I finish using the pc, I cover both with plastic, the monitor and case. Local temperature 15/17C Therefore, the window does not open much.

Thanks
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17 Aug 2013   #8

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3Colors View Post
The last suggestion is the only one that I find accessible. I got two, and one is in the 2.0 and one at 3.0. No air passed him, cleaned ... , Only plug and play, are covered now. But whenever I finish using the pc, I cover with plastic, both monitor and case.
Anyway, now I know that there is a cover for USB. USB Smart Dust Cover. But when I finish using the pc, I cover both with plastic, the monitor and case. Local temperature 15/17C Therefore, the window does not open much.

Thanks
Curious. Local temperatures are up to 45C therefore the widow doesn't open much (I have air conditioning).
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17 Aug 2013   #9

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Winter season here... frosting
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19 Aug 2013   #10

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3Colors View Post
(In my city, country.)Sadly I do not see selling the USB Smart Dust Cover(these would be great). I think it would be accessible only using compressed air spray. But I've also read that some use an electrical appliance that blower and vacuum at the same time. Use a small brush ?
Or leaving connected a usb extension cables
Hi 3Colors,

It is advisable to occasionally clean the ports and vents of the system using compressed air which would make sure good working of the system.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.
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