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Re:Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/24 16:15:49 (permalink)
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Sorry, I don't deal in Euros.     :P


Nowadays there's not much difference between them unfortunately. You could say €100 equals $108
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Re:Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/24 19:05:02 (permalink)
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XrayMan
 
Sorry, I don't deal in Euros.     :P


Nowadays there's not much difference between them unfortunately. You could say €100 equals $108



That's definitely pretty close.

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Re:Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/25 15:37:27 (permalink)
Here's a LinusTechTips video (from 2013) showing Linus using an air compressor on his machine... well, after he'd cleaned as much out as he could with canned air:
 
 

post edited by 123Testing123 - 2017/04/25 15:38:32
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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/26 08:31:10 (permalink)
If you want a perfect clean do what I do once every 6 months, take it all apart, stick the case, panels, heatsink without fan, anything non eletronic in the back of your car, take it to the local car wash and wash it down or you can try your dishwasher if its big enough. For the eletronic parts I use Purified distilled water with an electronic brush and clean them, then put in the oven at 150F for 2 hours. Works like a charm.
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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/26 11:12:17 (permalink)
I prefer to be proactive instead of reactive. Each room has a hepa air filter and I don't put my computer cases on the floor. Also, not smoked for 20 years, so no issue there either. The air in your room probably is filtered through your case a dozen times an hour. General air quality matters for your personal health and the health of your computer.
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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/26 11:38:45 (permalink)
Well air in my house is dusty, ground floor apartment, carpets, older unit, and we have a bug problem so we have Diatomaceous Earth in the carpets and under the appliances which does get picked up and blown around. Thus my cleaning is cleaning lol
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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/27 14:32:24 (permalink)
One note of caution using an air compressor is that they can accumulate moisture inside.
 
If you use one make sure and open the bleed valve at the bottom to eliminate any water that has collected inside.
 
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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/27 15:13:38 (permalink)
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One note of caution using an air compressor is that they can accumulate moisture inside.
 
If you use one make sure and open the bleed valve at the bottom to eliminate any water that has collected inside.
 


Yep, the condensation is bad and no one needs 120psi to clean a computer. 
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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/27 15:33:55 (permalink)
electric vs gas leafblower is a plus....kind of like using a pressure washer to wash off some eggs...get too close it's not going to end well.
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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/27 15:41:02 (permalink)
Compressed air, son.
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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/27 15:53:32 (permalink)
 Compressed air ... yeah ....... but using a big air compressor has issues.
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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/27 16:44:57 (permalink)
that could hurt your computer
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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/27 18:16:44 (permalink)
No doubt.    Not only the moisture problem, but it that much velocity can dislodge connectors.
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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/28 00:23:35 (permalink)
Who's the necromancer? 


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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/28 12:54:11 (permalink)
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i think i might consider possibly thinking about considering the thought of the viability of using a leaf blower to blow out dust from one's PC.
what do you think- should i even consider thinking about maybe possibly doing this? or are there dangers- like static build up or something? these parts aren't cheap, so if there's even a slight chance of the possibility of static ruining components then i wont even think about considering the thought of thinking about considering doing this.



I can't figure if you are serious about this ... The serious answer is that you'll likely blow off a cap or two.  Get a small air compressor from Sears, and dial it down to about 35-40 PSI.
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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/28 13:28:31 (permalink)
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After some searching I've found out some people use a leaf blower as a means to clean your PC from dust. I am tempted to try it, but before I do I would like a confirmation that it can't harm the components, assuming I don't actually touch them with the blower.
 




Your one post is to resurrect this post from 2012? There needs to be a Necromancer title.


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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/05/03 22:32:16 (permalink)
I've used a shop vac. I look for excuses to use it.
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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/05/04 06:01:20 (permalink)
I just use my air compressor.
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