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How do I clean dust from a computer?

How do I clean dust from a computer?

As computers become faster and generate more heat it gets more important to have good ventilation, but that also increases the amount of dust sticking to the components of the computer. It's of course better to make sure the computer never gets dusty by vacuum cleaning around it (not in it) frequently. But what to do if it's already to late?

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Guest [Entry]

"I personally used canned air (aka difluroethane).

Just make sure you don't let the blades of the fan spin while you are spraying the canned air as it may damage something."
Guest [Entry]

Although it might not be the safest option, I just open the computer up and get the vacuum cleaner and suck all the dust up. I have never had any problems with that.
Guest [Entry]

Combination of a vacuum cleaner, a can of compressed air, and ambidexterity worthy of a ninja.
Guest [Entry]

"If its somehow impossible to use compressed air of any sort, never try to simulate using your lungs. You don't want to get spit all over your components, and saves your nose from bouts of sneezing too.

I personally like to use a tiny duster, those used for makeup (for the girls to put their powder) , combined with cotton buds and tissue for hard to reach places. Just make sure the girl you got it from never uses it again."
Guest [Entry]

Air compressor is great as long as you're holding fan blades while cleaning around them - else it can get pretty expensive.