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Old July 20, 2012, 10:09 PM
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I plan on doing a full detail of my system and i was wondering what products are the best to use on motherboards and other components that pick up dust and lint.

My friend told me there is electronic cleaner spray much like contact cleaner that doesn't require you to use a microfiber cloth to rub it in. You just spray and that's it. Is he pulling my leg? Does such a product exist??

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Old July 20, 2012, 10:32 PM
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I would think a brush and compressed air if it's just dust and lint.
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Old July 20, 2012, 11:53 PM
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+ 1 for a paintbrush..
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Old July 21, 2012, 06:15 AM
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make sure the brush isn't made of a material that will build static electricity like plastic. i use one with a wooden handle with horse hair bristles, works great.
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Old July 21, 2012, 07:04 AM
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The contact cleaner in question is 99% Isopropanol.You can buy it in spray cans , or jugs.

I have taken several motherboards and cleaned them in this fashion.I just take the heatsinks/fans off and give em a bath in it , then let em dry overnight.

You take the heatsinks off because the isopropanol will dissolve the TIM , and any fans because the iso will remove grease (from bearings for example)...

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Old July 21, 2012, 01:33 PM
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Thanks so much guys!
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