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 12/13/2009 09:51 PM
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I would not doubt a few in here know about this. Several years ago I got tired of buying totally expensive cans of air to clean out my computer. I happened to be at the store and noticed this air pump in the camping section. It ended up being the best cost saving solution I came up with for cleaning the dust out of a pc. I ususally do it every few weeks and I am sure I have saved a ton of money on cans of air. It is a high volume air pump, but not totally outrageous. I have a Ozark Trail high volume pump, but here is a Coleman that would do the same thing. Just need to cut the tip or remove it and it works great.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog....do?product_id=5634288
 12/13/2009 11:07 PM
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I use a air compressor lol,

I have a twin tank trim air compressor in the office I use to clean all my PC,s and all my clients PC out with.

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 12/14/2009 01:41 AM
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I recently bought a 6-pack for $19.99 at Sam's.

The local CompUSA was selling a 2-pack for the same price.

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 12/14/2009 10:51 AM
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Originally posted by: ed6698

I would not doubt a few in here know about this. Several years ago I got tired of buying totally expensive cans of air to clean out my computer. I happened to be at the store and noticed this air pump in the camping section. It ended up being the best cost saving solution I came up with for cleaning the dust out of a pc. I ususally do it every few weeks and I am sure I have saved a ton of money on cans of air. It is a high volume air pump, but not totally outrageous. I have a Ozark Trail high volume pump, but here is a Coleman that would do the same thing. Just need to cut the tip or remove it and it works great.



http://www.walmart.com/catalog....do?product_id=5634288


LOL I've been doing the same thing for awhile now, it works great and lasts a lot longer than a can of air!!

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Can you guys tell me advantages of inside PC cleaning plz
 12/21/2009 09:04 AM
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Originally posted by: blowdata4u

Can you guys tell me advantages of inside PC cleaning plz




Sure.. the fans that are used to pull/push air in and out of your case also pull/push dust, lint ect into your case.. When this happens the dust collects on, in and around the heat sinks and HD's ect and creates a blanket that traps the heat in your computer.. because of this its very important to clean you case out regularly to prevent an overheating problem..

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 12/22/2009 10:17 AM
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You have convinced me. It is time to me to get a vacuum cleaner too.
 12/24/2009 08:06 PM
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 01/11/2010 02:54 AM
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A once-a-month blow-out is a good thing...especially if you own pets who's hair gets sucked into PC cases and consequently catches more dust particles that might otherwise just go on through. Fan filters help tremendously, but get covered more quickly causing units to heat more rapidly. I have documented 10 C plus raise in core temps with a layer of dust present in between cooler fins and such places. Covers are available for the slots not populated like DIMM and PCI slots, so they will stay clean until you need to upgrade or otherwise fill them. One thing to maybe watch out for - actually a couple items...Be sure to keep fans from turning during high pressure air cleaning activities - spin 'em up too fast and burn up or damage the bearings enough to shorten life span of fans. Additionally, be careful with high pressure air directed too closely to the MBD and other components - too much of a good thing may cause damage, AND use a filter / dryer on your compressor or un-wanted moisture will possibly be blown into small places...LOL

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We don't need to invest anything to clean a PC
All we need to do it bring out a table fan in front of it and leave it for some time.
Then we can use a soft cloth to clean the delicate areas.
I usually blow air at low speeds using my vacuum cleaner.Helps a lot .

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Make sure you lock the rotors on the fans, they are not meant to spin higher than rated, and they will if you hit them with compressed air.

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 03/04/2010 11:30 PM
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Using a "new" soft bristled paint brush and canned air works really well also.
When using a air-compressor it should have an in-line water separator hooked to it, to prevent any moisture from be sprayed on to electrical components!!!

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Originally posted by: terry3111

You have convinced me. It is time to me to get a vacuum cleaner too.


Vacuum cleaners are not really a great idea. They tend to generate Static Electricity. Not a good thing to let loose inside your computer ........... Several years ago we lost 38 computers twice, in the span of one week, before we figured out that it was the cleaning lady hitting the computers with the upright vacuum. To fix that we stripped the carpet out of that lab room and laid tile. The important thing to clean is the fans and heat sinks. loaded fans dont blow as much air, and burn out faster. loaded heat sinks the dust forms an insulation barrier between the air flow and the fins. This will greatly hinder the cooling ability of the heat sink.

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i usually use a combination of a brush and a hair dryer.
with the brush i loose the dirt and with the hair dryer i blow it out.^^ but be careful you use a dryer without ion-technology!
 03/13/2010 06:09 PM
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nice tips ;p

i've been using a typical compressor that i use to blow all the sand spiderwebs dust from the pc components and especially the fans after i disasembe into pieces , this method has been working until now

dont know if the high pressure will eventually do harm to the fans , however im sure those cans of air are supposed to be used for like say a keyboard ?? even though the best way to clean a keyboard from coffee and dust is to open it up and clean it good

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 03/15/2010 11:49 AM
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The high pressure air will spin the fans passed their rated speed... it will ruin them.

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 03/15/2010 12:07 PM
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I jam my fans so they don't spin with the high pressure air !

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I use my air compressor, purchased for $75, also use it to pump my car tires.
 03/15/2010 01:00 PM
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I just blow on it really hard....good to go...LOL

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 03/15/2010 09:00 PM
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Originally posted by: pcnazz

I jam my fans so they don't spin with the high pressure air !


Good call nazz!! Wait, are you talking jam like jelly.. Orn, is this what you use to clean your pc? Compressed jam.. I mean jelly..

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