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Windows 7: How to clean internal parts of hp dv6 for the inexperienced w/o vacuum

23 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
How to clean internal parts of hp dv6 for the inexperienced w/o vacuum

-How to best clean internal parts of PC; I understand that a vacuum will create electrostatic discharge. Advice?

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23 Jul 2012   #2


A can of air will do the trick.
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23 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 10 64 bit

Use a can of compressed air, such as sold at Sam's Clubs/Costco and many office supply stores, to blow out the dust bunnies. A small, non static, brush will also help.
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23 Jul 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Go to HP,

HP Support & Drivers | United States

and look up your specific model (the full model number is a little more than just dv6) as HP quite often has the service manual for them listed, and they show what is needed to clean it.
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23 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Thank you all! I will try the can of compressed air along with a brush. My initial concern was that a can of air may blow the dust "deeper".
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23 Jul 2012   #7

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

For a laptop, i would first use a vacuum to pull dust out before using compressed air that blows dust back in.

The video shows after blowing in from the outside, cleaning is done inside with the DESKTOP open.
It also says dust inside may cause shorts...

If you clean a LAPTOP by blowing at dust in the vents from the outside only, where does that dust go?
It may be immediate/short term help with a cooling problem, but that dust is now inside the laptop.

Are you are willing to open up the laptop for cleaning?
If not, and you don't want to vaccum, i would use Qtips to clean the vents before using compressed air.

I've seen some posts in SF with excellent LAPTOP cleaning advice.
If i can find them, i'll post links.
If i remember correctly they use a vacuum and compressed air...
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23 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

This is just me, but it works really well. Now don't laugh...I use a leaf blower to blow out's fast, very thurough and no static build up. I stand about 2-3 feet away and let the dust fly...out side of course. I said don't works. I've been doing this for about 5 years now. Save's a lot of money on cans of compressed air.
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