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How to Properly Clean/Dust Inside of a Computer?


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#1 HungryEyes

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 12:15 PM

Hi!

 

I have built my computer a couple of months ago, and I want to maintain the dust level frequently, rather than let it build up.

 

The reason why I haven't done it yet is because of uncertainty as with the proper and safe way to do it.

 

I know that I obviously must power down and unplug the computer before messing with the internals, and wear an ESD band, but couldn't there still be an electrical charge in the PSU's capacitors that could potentially cause a short if I touch a component?

 

Shouldn't I unplug the cords from the PSU to ensure that the capacitors aren't still providing electricity, or would a simple power button press to release the power suffice?

 

Lastly, once I have the computer in completely powered down state, what is the safest method of dust cleaning I can use?

 

 

Thank you, and I apologize for the "newbie" question.  This is my first build, and I am willing to ask  a stupid question to avoid ruining it!

 

-Adam



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 12:21 PM

Please See: Cleaning the Interior of your PC.

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 12:30 PM

 

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 06:05 PM

You're quite welcome on behalf of the Bleeping Computer community. :)

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