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Old 06-23-2004, 04:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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on my newly built pc, i never got a floppy drive so its just open, exposing the inside of the case....should i worry about dust because of that?

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Old 06-23-2004, 05:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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DEFINITELY cover up that hole with something. Dust build up inside a pc will certainly shorten the life span of the parts inside. It's generally a good idea to take the cover off the case on a regular basis and blow the dust out. I think MicroBell once suggested using a soft paint brush (new one) to take the dust off PCI cards and components - that's a great idea. Even if you don't have one, you can use compressed air as long as you blow it out from an angle from the case as opposed to pointing directly inward.

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Old 06-23-2004, 06:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, dust can bring problems to hardware in your copmuter.
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Old 06-23-2004, 06:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ever heard of compressed air cans? just blast the dust away
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Old 06-23-2004, 09:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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but make sure the computer is unplugged from all power....
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yeah take care of those fans too - they seem to gather up quite a bit. If theres an Office Depot anywhere near you, for 10 bucks or so you can get a kit which includes anti-static towels (2), screen cleaner, compressed air, and stuff to clean the case. Thats what I buy and it seems to do the trick.

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