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#1 fvpirrone

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 07:59 PM

hi, I'm new to the site.
I have a nasty habit
I put stuff in my bathtub, turn on the shower and wash stuff
rugs, mirrors, no woo, plastic bin, etc.
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I have a 2003  dell 4500.
in the last month, I've used 4 cans of compressed air to knock the dust off the outside,

it's now open on my table and it's scary inside.

lots of dust

can I remove the hard drive,

and give the computer a shower

for about 5 minutes

of course, I would let it dry on my porch for about a week

frankie

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 08:55 PM

NO WATER ! !  A small short bristle brush and the canned air should do well.  Insure it's turned off, but not unplugged.  The brush will help clean cooling fins in the heatsink and the blade of the fans.  I use a pencil with eraser to hold the fan blades still while cleaning.



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Posted 07 November 2015 - 12:56 AM

of course, I would let it dry on my porch for about a week

 

Naturally :grinner: 

 

(lol, no don't give your computer a shower!)



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Posted 07 November 2015 - 07:14 AM

NO WATER NO WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! water equals death to the machine. Take a vacuum hose to it GENTLY then the short bristle soft brush technique mentioned above.


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Posted 07 November 2015 - 08:34 AM

I also will use a vacuum, but some people say using a vacuum will cause static damage, so I guess watch out for that.



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Posted 07 November 2015 - 10:42 AM

If using a vacuum, wrap the nozzle tip with foil and ground the foil.  That will prevent any static build up.



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Posted 08 November 2015 - 11:22 AM

yo, cousins

wow, first post on this site

you guys are great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

i was going to do a bucket of water thing on the porch

but

i put my shark vacuum next to my open dell on the table

 

please post more if aqpplicable

 

frankie



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Posted 08 November 2015 - 11:26 AM

I love this place!  :) 

Be careful about which compressed air you use -- BC folks here can advise you about that.  I've never used compressed air, so my advice about what to use - is useless.


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Posted 08 November 2015 - 02:10 PM

 
don't say that, roland,
i'm surprised you didn't google it
now i know
 
 
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