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Old December 14, 2012, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Marute View Post
Would you still warn against using a vacuum cleaner to suck or blow or an air compressor machine to blow to remove dust? And how about the screen?

Well, it is a bit difficult to hold the can upright because the fan grill is horizontal, so either someone would have to hold the laptop in a 90 degree angle or I'll have to bend the straw but I get your point. :P

I can tell you it's a Packard Bell EasyNote TS11HR but I'm not sure I'm too fond of undoing screws and opening it up. And I think that the warranty is either 1 or 2 years so I would break the warranty. That and I don't own any thermal paste, nor have I ever tried applying some.

Isn't it intented to blow the dust through the computer and out the other end?
Laptops by their very nature have very restrictive air circulation which would prevent the completely free flow of air that would be required to blow it right through. Even fins on a tower air cooler for a desktop restrict air to a point where just blowing through will not clear out all of the built up dust/gunk and those are straight through.

That said, if you don't feel comfortable with the idea of removing the casing then get yourself a fairly stiff brush to loosen up whatever you can get to through the vents. I stiff paint brush will do, but my personal favorite is a shaving cream brush.
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