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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-01-2007, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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computer cleaning question

Is it safe to vacume out the inside of a computer ( lightly). Computer un plugged and all wires disconected. I want to use a brush atachement, and get rid of all the dust build up.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-01-2007, 09:04 PM
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Re: computer cleaning question

It's not a great idea... but that never stopped me!

Reason why is because of static. That little plastic nozzle, ya know. But I never had a problem and I've done it many times. Most nerds will recommend you buy canned air. I say just be careful if you can, and everything should be OK. Computer parts don't seem to be as prone to dying from static as they used to be.
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Re: computer cleaning question

You should be fine.

I've done worse with high end computer parts.
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Re: computer cleaning question

I vacuum mine...not that it is a professional endorsement or anything.

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Re: computer cleaning question

Should you ground the plastic vac part to the computer?
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-02-2007, 12:29 AM
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Re: computer cleaning question

I would rather use an air compressor myself; less chance of static shock.
A computer geek once told me to never buy canned air as it was pointless when you can just use a compressor. He said just to make sure that the fans are prevented from spinning somehow, because the force of the compressor can make them spin to fast and cause premature wear on the bearings.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-02-2007, 01:24 AM
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Re: computer cleaning question

I always use compressed air, never thought about my fan bearings though, good point.
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