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Old 12-16-2006, 08:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is it safe to place a computer on a carpet?

Like does carpet dust or something somehow get into the computer and damage it? It's going to be under a computer desk, but directly on home carpeting.

If it's bad, what do you recommend we put underneath it? Any cheap plastic or something you can recommend?
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A closed Computer Yes.
Bare Components should never be put on carpet.

To limit Dust its a good idea to Raise the Computer a few feet off the carpeted ground.
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Well I have my computer on a metal platform about an inch thick, on a carpeted floor. Is that ok?
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Its fine. The closer it is to a carpeted flow the more times youll have to dust it out.
(Any floor for that matter.)
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Oh it's just that, when my window is open, the cold air seems to go to the floor, so that's why I have my comp there. Of course I dust it, occasionally.
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