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Old 12-14-2005, 03:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I wanted to clean up the insides of my machine.

The processor fan especially has got hige gunks of dirt, how do i clean that. using compressed air only cleans a bit, leaves most of the gunk there though
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm just a noob but, I have used a q-tip to clean all the fan blades in my computer.
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If it's a gunk, why don't you just pick at it?
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Old 12-14-2005, 04:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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what is a q-tip?

most of the gun is on the fan that sits on top of the processor. i dont think i have the courage to remove that fan, i heard that after some time the fan kind of fuses with the processor
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you can use like the dust sweepers stuff, or just use napkins or tissues
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Old 12-14-2005, 04:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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A q-tip is a cotton swap, you clean you ears with them you know. I used it to clean that piece of crap Sony calls a play station 2. It fixed some of my problems that didn't come from run down gears. But yeah, try that. And how exactly did you get hardened 'gunk" on your fan?
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Old 12-14-2005, 05:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i think it accumulated over 2 years and hardened

i looked for compressed air and found a can for 7 pounds, man, that is expensive
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...187773-3275653

cleaning a computer case for 7 GBP, is there a cheaper way?
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Old 12-14-2005, 05:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Wow, well maybe a small sharp object, like a pen knife. The suck it up with a vacum. I don''t know, mine's never got that dirty.
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Old 12-14-2005, 05:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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vaccuum cleaner, is there a mini vaccuum cleaner for pc's?
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Old 12-14-2005, 05:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Maybe one of those little bitty ones that you have for conventional use, or the tube on the side of a normal sized vacum cleaner.
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