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Winter Computer Cleaning Anyone?

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Re: Winter Computer Cleaning Anyone?

What a beast!

 

-Jay

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Distinguished Professor III

Re: Winter Computer Cleaning Anyone?

"Beast" is right!

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Re: Winter Computer Cleaning Anyone?

Since spring is almost here and we may get warmer weather soon, I've been wanting to take my rig outside and do something like this...

 

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I don't expect my PC to be THAT bad, but I definitely don't want to dust it inside. 

 

But I'm recalling something a former boss insisted: vacuum! Don't use compressed air! His logic was that the compressed air would push the dust further into the crevices. What do you think? I get it, but I'm skeptical. 

 

Also I already have an electric compressed air gun that's fun to use. XD

 

-Liz

 

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Distinguished Professor III

Re: Winter Computer Cleaning Anyone?

I don't think the compressed air would push the dust into the crevices; not if the cleaning is thorough.  

 

You could try sandblasting the machine for a super clean result. Smiley Wink

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Associate Professor

Re: Winter Computer Cleaning Anyone?

Vacuum is a great idea, till you realize that the hose is plastic, and even clean air traveling at a high speed can generate static, then zap goes a $750 graphics card when the wand is a little too close.

Outside dusting = good enough, crevices don't really matter much, it's the overall airflow.  If there's a tight spot, use a small brush to help lift the dust, then blast it with canned air

 

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Woah, I did not even consider static electricity. Thanks for the tip, @C0RR0SIVE!

 

-Liz

 

Vacuum is a great idea, till you realize that the hose is plastic, and even clean air traveling at a high speed can generate static, then zap goes a $750 graphics card when the wand is a little too close.

Outside dusting = good enough, crevices don't really matter much, it's the overall airflow.  If there's a tight spot, use a small brush to help lift the dust, then blast it with canned air

 

If you have a tech or billing question and need help, please start a new thread in the appropriate board. Unsolicited Private Messages may not get replies.

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Associate Professor

Re: Winter Computer Cleaning Anyone?

MacBooks have a metal case and are fairly resistant to static electricity. That's a good thing because my running socks cause all sorts of static on carpet. I'm constantly zapping something.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.