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Old 06-29-2004, 01:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cleaning my Laptop

How would I go about cleaning the fan on my laptop? I was told I could use compressed air to clean it out, but w/o spending money is there another way of doing it?

I need it cleaned because the laptop overheats when im playing games btw.

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Old 06-29-2004, 01:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Eh, have you tried blowing real hard?

Really! Blow as hard as you can through a straw and it will direct and compress the air a bit and should work better.

Just be careful not to pass-out.

It should work to a point and get rid of most of the dust. It make take a few rounds depending on the enclosure.

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Old 06-29-2004, 01:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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lol I'll try... there's probably a lot of dog hair in there cause m dog sheds like crAZY... hopefully i can get it all out. Thanks.
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Old 06-29-2004, 01:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Can' O air doesn't cost too much. What cost more a replaced Laptop or a can of air?:amazed:
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Old 06-29-2004, 02:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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very true, compressed air in a can costs about $3.00 at any office store. Just be careful to hold it upright, otherwise it will spray liquid coolant in your machine.
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