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magictorch July 1, 2007 05:58 PM

how to get rid of dust?
 
Hi, whats an easy way to get rid of dust inside the case? do you know where to get computer vacumns? cheers

sswilson July 1, 2007 06:02 PM

I just use a standard vacuum cleaner with the brush attachment.

A shaving cream brush comes in really handy for loosening caked on dust that you can't get at with the brush attachment (Like the stuff that builds up on the leading edges of fan blades).

enaberif July 1, 2007 06:07 PM

fine brush, can of compressed air, and a good vacuum

magictorch July 1, 2007 06:13 PM

ok ill try the hoover and shave brush
 
sounds good

Supergrover July 1, 2007 08:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sswilson (Post 13337)
I just use a standard vacuum cleaner with the brush attachment.

A shaving cream brush comes in really handy for loosening caked on dust that you can't get at with the brush attachment (Like the stuff that builds up on the leading edges of fan blades).

Umm isn't that like really bad to do, doesn't a regular vacuum generate a static discharge?:dots:

I use cans of compressed air and a electric toothbrush to loosen things up myself, and used fabric softener sheets work wonders for filters, just change them once a week.

sswilson July 2, 2007 05:08 AM

I've never had a shock off of a vacuum cleaner, and see no reason why it would build up static.

That said.... working with both explosives and electronics for the last 25 years has made grounding myself before doing any of that kind work second nature. :)

Supergrover July 2, 2007 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by sswilson (Post 13363)
I've never had a shock off of a vacuum cleaner, and see no reason why it would build up static.

That said.... working with both explosives and electronics for the last 25 years has made grounding myself before doing any of that kind work second nature. :)

Well I cant find the link to it right now going to have to look some more, heres a few, more for a service tech that the average user.

Electronic Vacuum

I never use a grounding strap swapped out tones of crap with out one, but that doesn't mean it cant happen.

But I could be confused , happens alot:whistle:

3.0charlie July 2, 2007 01:10 PM

Dust? First, don't locate your rig on carpet.

Don't use compressed air - it only moves the dust around.

If you wish to use a vacuum cleaner, ground yourself first.

I use a small brush, Q-tips for the fan blades, a grounding strap and a very small vacuum cleaner with a fine brush plastic extension.

John

magictorch July 2, 2007 01:40 PM

something to think about
 
yes..im a bit worried about static discharge. Im ok putting components together and grounding myself using the psu or case (not working on a carpet) but im not sure about the vacumn... the computer vacs are a little pricy but i think i can construct a rudimentary vacumn from a large balloon and some tubing. will use the cu-tips and shaving brush as needed. and stop the dog sleeping by the fan.
cheers

enaberif July 2, 2007 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3.0charlie (Post 13390)
Dust? First, don't locate your rig on carpet.

Don't use compressed air - it only moves the dust around.

If you wish to use a vacuum cleaner, ground yourself first.

I use a small brush, Q-tips for the fan blades, a grounding strap and a very small vacuum cleaner with a fine brush plastic extension.

John

with something like a shop vac you don't move air it gets sucked up :D


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