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I've got... er had, a dusty computer. I could have gone out and bought a can of air but... a can of air... nopenopelotsanope.

 

So dust just kept building. (I live in a scrub desert so lots of it)

Then I came into some spare $$ and started getting stuff that I wanted but could never afford. And happened across something while looking for a regular feather duster.

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RKYWBD2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

It's about the size of a small tea pot. The idea tickled my fancy so I got it. Would be fun and my geek was bouncing in glee. I got it. Small. Well it should work. So I plugged it in, without getting a dust make, I mean it wouldn't blow that hard for what I paid for it right? It even had 2 speeds. Low and high.

 

So I pointed it into my pc, turned off of course, and WOOOSH! Flailing about I rushed for my mask in the massive cloud of dust that filled my room.

 

It's small. It's light. it is Extremely effective. So if you want to blow dust out without having to BUY a can of AIR. This lil guy is a fun to.. ol to play with. I just had to share.

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Yep, its a great little duster. I 2 use a data vac duster, different brand though. Will never buy canned air ever again. 

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2 hours ago, Aree Soothsayer said:

I've got... er had, a dusty computer. I could have gone out and bought a can of air but... a can of air... nopenopelotsanope.

 

So dust just kept building. (I live in a scrub desert so lots of it)

Then I came into some spare $$ and started getting stuff that I wanted but could never afford. And happened across something while looking for a regular feather duster.

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RKYWBD2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

It's about the size of a small tea pot. The idea tickled my fancy so I got it. Would be fun and my geek was bouncing in glee. I got it. Small. Well it should work. So I plugged it in, without getting a dust make, I mean it wouldn't blow that hard for what I paid for it right? It even had 2 speeds. Low and high.

 

So I pointed it into my pc, turned off of course, and WOOOSH! Flailing about I rushed for my mask in the massive cloud of dust that filled my room.

 

It's small. It's light. it is Extremely effective. So if you want to blow dust out without having to BUY a can of AIR. This lil guy is a fun to.. ol to play with. I just had to share.

Be careful and unplug fans when doing this. It's a great way to kill components. 

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I always tape my FANS when I do this so they don't spin. 

 

Otherwise welcome to a dust free experience I guess, OP. :)

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added this to my wishlist, I am ocd about computer cleanliness

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38 minutes ago, Mark Kaine said:

I always tape my FANS when I do this so they don't spin. 

 

Otherwise welcome to a dust free experience I guess, OP. :)

 

16 hours ago, Blue4130 said:

Be careful and unplug fans when doing this. It's a great way to kill components. 

been using mine now for about 6 or 7 years and never once have I ever damaged a fan. I also clean mine about every 2-3 months so lots of use. 

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36 minutes ago, Skiiwee29 said:

 

been using mine now for about 6 or 7 years and never once have I ever damaged a fan. I also clean mine about every 2-3 months so lots of use. 

It's not the fans that you need to worry about, it's the stuff that they plug into. Manually spinning the fan creates an electric current. If you spin fast enough, you can send enough current to kill the motherboard or fan hub. It's rare, but not unheard of. 

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3 hours ago, Blue4130 said:

It's not the fans that you need to worry about, it's the stuff that they plug into. Manually spinning the fan creates an electric current. If you spin fast enough, you can send enough current to kill the motherboard or fan hub. It's rare, but not unheard of. 

Ack!!!

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4 hours ago, Mark Kaine said:

I always tape my FANS when I do this so they don't spin. 

 

Otherwise welcome to a dust free experience I guess, OP. :)

I've used a long rubber band and a spring clothespin where I use the rubber band to loop around one fan blade and clip the rubber band on the back side where the supports run out to the motor hub of the fan....but I'm to lazy after trying it out the first time and just use my fingers to prevent the fan from spinning. 

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I have a similar duster and it works great. Save me a lot of money from buying dust spray can. Keep in mind do not point this duster close to motherboard and such because this duster blow power is very strong that can blow some components out of the motherboard easily. 

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Every dollar counts towards other things so I just clean my pc the old fashioned way by taking a cloth and wiping things down if need be.  Also to clean out the heatsink I just use toothpicks or whatever laying around if there is dust I can't get out just wiping and blowing on it.  Don't think I will ever buy anything of any real cost to clean my pcs. 

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