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Post Post subject: Cleaning out my PC.   
Posted: Sunday, 25 Mar 2018, 11:09   Reply with quote
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Hi, does anyone know if It's safe to use an air compressor to clean out the dust from my PC tower with?

I was told using a air compressor causes moisture inside the electrical components.

I have an air can but I'm worried that the condensation will ruin my computer.

I was told that the liquid inside of the air cans is negative to electrical components is this true?

I'm just worried I'll go to turn on my PC and it will blow up.

Can anyone confirm that the liquid contents inside of the spray can are safe.

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Post Post subject: Re: Cleaning out my PC.   
Posted: Sunday, 25 Mar 2018, 22:48   Reply with quote
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I've seen thousands of customer PCs cleaned with an air compressor and none of them blew up :lol:

Just do it with a unplugged (not running) system and you'll be fine ;;)


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Post Post subject: Re: Cleaning out my PC.   
Posted: Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018, 04:09   Reply with quote
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you'll need to place a small piece of tape on across the motor hubs of the fans so they don't spin as they could pose a risk of producing a static charge when spun up by the air.


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Post Post subject: Re: Cleaning out my PC.   
Posted: Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018, 05:30   Reply with quote
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Lol, I love all the things people say about fans when cleaning PCs..

Static charge, the bearings will explode/break, etc.

Nothing will happen to your fans if you don't stop them from spinning, I've cleaned out hundreds of PC fans with air making them spin and not a single one has broken or cashed issues.

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Post Post subject: Re: Cleaning out my PC.   
Posted: Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018, 06:22   Reply with quote
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LOL. I hoover all mine, and they spin like fuck when doing so! Never had a problem :)

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Post Post subject: Re: Cleaning out my PC.   
Posted: Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018, 13:47   Reply with quote
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My secret advice is to get one of these foot pumps:
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They are cheap, they last long (mine is at least 15 years old), they have great blowing power with different nozzle sizes, and you don't have to worry about any liquids.
Plus they are probably more eco-friendly than buying new cans everytime.

I use that method for a while now, and it gets any dust out of my system.


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Post Post subject: Re: Cleaning out my PC.   
Posted: Saturday, 31 Mar 2018, 01:42   Reply with quote
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It won't cause any damage, and it's the fastest way to get rid of dust buildup in a computer. For everything else, there's isopropyl alcohol.

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Post Post subject: Re: Cleaning out my PC.   
Posted: Friday, 18 May 2018, 16:50   Reply with quote
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Canned air or a specialized tool for the job like [[Please login to see this link.]]. Both are safe in that they don't cause friction with dust particles, that is to say create static charge.

Canned air due to its decompression effect comes along with a drop in temperature and can cause slight amounts of local condensation, but unless you're working in a really humid environment, that's not a problem. If you're concerned about it, hold the canned air a bit away from the object you're spraying and disconnect everything as well as waiting a few minutes for the condensation to evaporate away.

As far as the "liquid" inside canned air is concerned, don't hold the can upside down and you're fine. It's not conductive, but if the can is held upside down it might not properly disperse and due to its chemical properties rapidly cools down anything it comes into contact with. You might experience more hefty condensation if the liquid makes contact.

Regarding fans, try to blow the fan in the direction of the airflow and you're golden, too. Some cheaper fan motors might experience a degradation in service life if you do it the other way around. Either way, this will cause some inductive current in the motor but that's not a problem or concern.

Oh, and whatever you do: Don't ever use a vacuum cleaner instead. Just don't. Vacuum cleaners product large amounts of static electricity, which has a good chance of killing your PC. Also, the force they exert might damage components or fans.

TL;DR: Canned air is fine, Data Vac is fine, vacuum kills your PC.

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Post Post subject: Re: Cleaning out my PC.   
Posted: Saturday, 19 May 2018, 02:01   Reply with quote
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It's safe, don't worry.


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