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How to clean very old dusty computer parts?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Is there any faster way to clean very old GPU/CPU/MOBO/RAM/HDD that are faster than actually manually taking a wipe and slowly cleaning everything?

Are there any hints how to clean these parts? Any tricks or ideas?

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can of compressed air would be the easiest.

I used to use a small bench compressor since it was cheaper on the long run (usually took me about a $3 can of compressed air to clean my PC once).


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Theres a bunch of ways to do it, but personally I have actually used... a leaf blower (yes you read that right). I service tons of computer and was tired of going through cans of air all the time so I went to sears and picked up one of those crappy corded leaf-blowers for 20 bucks. It has saved my tons in canned air and works just as well.

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15 minutes ago, CUDA_Cores said:

Theres a bunch of ways to do it, but personally I have actually used... a leaf blower (yes you read that right). I service tons of computer and was tired of going through cans of air all the time so I went to sears and picked up one of those crappy corded leaf-blowers for 20 bucks. It has saved my tons in canned air and works just as well.

an air compressor works well too :P limitless air and its more precise


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Posted · Original PosterOP
16 minutes ago, Name Taken said:

 

And is there something that won't kill me? I've read on Alternate site that someone who ordered it complains that it stinks like gas from lighter... shouldn't it be straight compressed air?

 

15 minutes ago, CUDA_Cores said:

Theres a bunch of ways to do it, but personally I have actually used... a leaf blower (yes you read that right). I service tons of computer and was tired of going through cans of air all the time so I went to sears and picked up one of those crappy corded leaf-blowers for 20 bucks. It has saved my tons in canned air and works just as well.

Yea, I don't want my neighbours to shot me down on sight.

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59 minutes ago, Webkitnote said:

And is there something that won't kill me? I've read on Alternate site that someone who ordered it complains that it stinks like gas from lighter... shouldn't it be straight compressed air?

It's not just straight compressed air, it's actually a refrigerant---and it's got a bitterant in it to prevent people from huffing the stuff and killing themselves.

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