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Satan666 05-09-2005 03:20 AM

Case Clean up
 
I was wondering what could i use to clean the inside of my case to make it nice and shiny again, get rid of all the dust and nasty stuff out of the case and off the parts, plz list some materials that i could use.

EricB 05-09-2005 03:24 AM

a can of compressed air. I use my air compressor

waynejkruse10 05-09-2005 04:14 AM

take everything out, use compressed air, put everything back in.

Trotter 05-09-2005 03:10 PM

Ditto on the air. Use lint-free clothes to wipe down exposed surfaces inside the case.

You'd do good to remove the heatsink fan in order to blow out the heatsink itself. Besure to reattach it, and be sure to plug it back in. I am talking about the fan that is screwed onto the top of the heatsink, not the entire heatsink assembly.

Be sure to blow out your PSU while you're at it.

EricB 05-09-2005 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Trotter
Ditto on the air. Use lint-free clothes to wipe down exposed surfaces inside the case.

You'd do good to remove the heatsink fan in order to blow out the heatsink itself. Besure to reattach it, and be sure to plug it back in. I am talking about the fan that is screwed onto the top of the heatsink, not the entire heatsink assembly.

Be sure to blow out your PSU while you're at it.

I've always blown the air out by the side. I take nothing out. I took a friend's fan out once to clean the sink, but his fan was so fragile that it broke. I had to replace it

Satan666 05-09-2005 04:00 PM

I know theres like a spray thing that i could use, im not talking about the air compressor, its some kind of lquid thing and it completely cleans the parts and make it all shiny again, does any one know about this object????

By the way thnx everyone for giving me info :)

EricB 05-09-2005 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Satan666
I know theres like a spray thing that i could use, im not talking about the air compressor, its some kind of lquid thing and it completely cleans the parts and make it all shiny again, does any one know about this object????

By the way thnx everyone for giving me info :)

Contact cleaner. A waste of money unless you are spraying a pointometer. air does the same thing

desiboi 05-09-2005 06:25 PM

I use a vacuum, not the house ones, the ones for cleaning cars. A hair dryer works too.

AB0 05-09-2005 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Satan666
I know theres like a spray thing that i could use, im not talking about the air compressor, its some kind of lquid thing and it completely cleans the parts and make it all shiny again, does any one know about this object????

By the way thnx everyone for giving me info :)

http://www.blowoff.com/blowoff/nf_contclnr.html

ShoobieRat 05-09-2005 07:10 PM

Compressed air, cuetips, a little rubbing alcohol (for non-circuit parts), and most importantly, not allowing the case to get that dirty to begin with. It is very hard to make a dirty case look clean, and even harder to do the same for a never-cleaned case. Blast that sucker out with air at least once a month, and clean it good every 2 to 3 months.


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