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How to clean GPU circuit board without isopropyl alcohol or pressure-air in a can?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Because I don't have those 2 things and frankly I find it amusing that everybody expects everybody to have those things in the house.

 

How do I clean the dust of off the circuit board of a GPU without those things? Because it's a very thin layer but it won't go away, and I will be selling the GPU tomorrow so I want it to look perfect too.

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Because I don't have those 2 things and frankly I find it amusing that everybody expects everybody to have those things in the house.

 

How do I clean the dust of off the circuit board of a GPU without those things? Because it's a very thin layer but it won't go away, and I will be selling the GPU tommorow so I want it to look perfect too.

good luck trying to clean it with anything else, if you have a vacuum you can put the smallest nozzle on and try and get it like that, but be very careful 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

good luck trying to clean it with anything else, if you have a vacuum you can put the smallest nozzle on and try and get it like that, but be very careful 

I have a vacuum and tried it at a distance but no go....

 

I suppose touching the board is out of the question?

 

Also hair dryer blowing it off also doesn't work.

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everybody expects everybody to have those things in the house.

 

Well, no we expect you to go buy some from a shop, because they are very important for proper PC maintenance

 

You dont buy a car and go "what you expect me to have engine oil and petrol in my house"


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Well, no we expect you to go buy some from a shop, because they are very important for proper PC maintenance

 

You dont buy a car and go "what you expect me to have engine oil and petrol in my house"

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Just a dry (new) paint brush should do

Are clean dry brushes okay to use against circuit boards? Just out of interest as I use a hair dryer with a cold setting for general dust but I do find it on the PCB a lot in thin layers.


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Well, no we expect you to go buy some from a shop, because they are very important for proper PC maintenance

 

You dont buy a car and go "what you expect me to have engine oil and petrol in my house"

 

Lol this

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Posted · Original PosterOP

You could use a brush, like an old toothbrush or a dry paintbrush. Also you probably shouldn't use a vacuum cleaner, those can create a lot of static I believe.

 

Just a dry (new) paint brush should do

Well okay, I tried using the anti-static bag to brush it off but it was really slow going.

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Are clean dry brushes okay to use against circuit boards? Just out of interest as I use a hair dryer with a cold setting for general dust but I do find it on the PCB a lot in thin layers.

Toothbrushes are OK and it depends on the paintbrush.


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Ok that made me laugh

 

But seriously, its highly recommended to spend few bucks and grab the appropriate stuff


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ok that made me laugh

 

But seriously, its highly recommended to spend few bucks and grab the appropriate stuff

I did once....

 

Then it ran out after 2 cleanings, I was not amused.

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Yeah those canned air thins arent that great. Even air compressors wont get all the dust off a pcb, thats where using a completely dry (again preferably new) fine paint brush. The kind you use in art class not the kind to paint a wall obviously.

Maybe use the cold blower from a distance to blow the dust away as you brush. Be gentle though and dont touch anything with the metal part of the brush. In other words common sense is helpful

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Posted · Original PosterOP

A small paint brush should be extremely cheap.

Ehhhhhhhhh, don't want to go out and buy...

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Ehhhhhhhhh, don't want to go out and buy...

I suppose a tooth brush would work as well as long as its clean, dry and not too hard. -.-

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