On Wed, 2006-05-10 at 09:54 +0100, Kae Verens wrote:
> Declan Moriarty wrote:
> >> 2nd, the last time I opened up the case, I discovered it
> >> had gotten rather dusty inside. _this_ time, when
> >> I open it up, I want to do something about the dust;
> >> it's making me increasingly nervous. what do people
> >> suggest/recommend as a good (or the best) way of
> >> removing the dust?
> > Airline. Don't use high pressure. Otherwise, use a paint brush (with no
> > paint on it of course).
>>> I wonder how hard it would be to modify a case to have an air-blaster built
> in, which you could turn on for a few seconds at the end of each day (perhaps
> timed with cron) to clear the fans and air ducts...
Not hard - it's the sort of odd thing I do. Blowing, however, spreads
out the dust, puts it in the air, and leaves it there. So whatever is
using the air ingests it :-(.
Vacuuming would be a more effective approach in that situation, as the
dust gets swallowed. Blowing is handy for the little CD, because the
dust comes off working parts. Or Both together.
Contrary to what is believed, hardware heads think dust in places can be
good. Back in the days when I fixed TVs you had plenty of sets coming in
covered in dust, and they were usually the handy fixes. When you got a
box that was scrupulously clean, you worried. Somebody had been all over
it recently looking for a (presumably elusive) fault.
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