Ditiris wrote:Don't clean any actual electronics with a vacuum, unless it's an ESD-sensitive vacuum. Just use compressed air.
You can use a vacuum on your case, fans, and heatsink with pretty much no risk. I don't know how you could possibly damage a fan with a vacuum unless you had the world's strongest vacuum or just weren't interested in cleaning the fan and instead fixated on how fast you could make it spin.
Airmantharp wrote:This; though I would say, from a system builder's perspective, that dust inside the case shouldn't be a problem if filters are used on the intake, and the case has more air intake than exhaust.
Captain Ned wrote:Airmantharp wrote:This; though I would say, from a system builder's perspective, that dust inside the case shouldn't be a problem if filters are used on the intake, and the case has more air intake than exhaust.
Live with a long-haired cat. All theories on case ventilation are void, as I can guarantee that you will find long-hair cat fuzz in everything even with filters and positive internal pressure.
Pholostan wrote:I found out the hard way that the contents of compressed air cans burns really good.
vargis14 wrote:Plus most all vacuums expel the vacuumed air past the motor to keep it cool.
just brew it! wrote:SCENE: 11 PM in suburban Chicago, sound of cop knocking on doorMaybe if you inverted the can and shot the entire contents directly into the vacuum hose you could have an issue though?
ericfulmer wrote:I am sure I've seen the Mythbusters test the shopvac explosion thing, and they had trouble making any kind of spark. Even with old models, they had to intentionally damage them to get any results.
tigidig3x wrote:Ok, how about i use air compressor? That thing like a machine and it has small air nozzle, am i right? Could i just use it spraying all over the case not using vacuum? I just spray it all over the case until all the dust go away since im gonna do it outside.. Is it ok?