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Old 01-14-2011, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is it safe to use an air compressor to blow dust out of a computer?

My father has an old air compressor, assuming I can find the hose and attachment, I would like to use this to dust out my computer case. The compressor is rated at 200 PSI, and I am concerned this may be too much to be safely used on computer components.
Is it safe to use this, or any air compressor, to blow dust out of a computer?
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I use a air compressor on my PC, but I turn the air pressure way down, to 10 or 20 psi max. You need to be careful because you can blow the jumpers off the mobo.
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Default Re: Is it safe to use an air compressor to blow dust out of a computer?

Yep... I use one as well so I would say it's safe to use. With care of course.
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I use a pretty high pressure one on my computer. Hasn't failed me yet
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I use a small compressor so it starts as high as 60PSI and drops as it's used but I have had no trouble yet. Just watch that you don't blow off jumpers or connections. Obviously, the higher the pressure add more distance between the nozzle and the parts.
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