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    Quote Originally Posted by Azeride View Post
    doh

    okay. and the fans are by the grated metal?


    So what im going to do when Im in here is pull out the vid card and blow on it, maybe touch it, depending on how delicate it looks. Clean the fan and vents thoroughly... (i do not have air cans)....what else?

    Cuz once I close this baby back up, I think that's that.
    You can take a cloth and wipe things down.
    You will need to clean out the fins of the heatsink especially, and make sure that all the fans are functional when the thing is on.

    Take the case off, dont touch anything, and turn the computer on. If there is a fan on the GPU and it isnt spinning, problem found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azeride View Post
    doh

    okay. and the fans are by the grated metal?


    So what im going to do when Im in here is pull out the vid card and blow on it, maybe touch it, depending on how delicate it looks. Clean the fan and vents thoroughly... (i do not have air cans)....what else?

    Cuz once I close this baby back up, I think that's that.

    run it once with the bezel(s) off and make sure all the fans are plugged in/spinning quickly.

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    Get your hoover in there full on dude, suck that stuff off

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxxfarsing View Post
    Get your hoover in there full on dude, suck that stuff off
    There is a high risk of static doing that...

    I personally use an air compressor with an in-line air dryer to blow the dust out of my computers... However a can of compressed air works just as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxxfarsing View Post
    Get your hoover in there full on dude, suck that stuff off
    got side pannel off-im going to work on the fan test.



    is the vacume idea serious? will that de-dust this?

    I have a very very very very slightly damp paper towel, gonna go to town after i fan check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masta Squidge View Post
    There is a high risk of static doing that...

    I personally use an air compressor with an in-line air dryer to blow the dust out of my computers... However a can of compressed air works just as well.
    roger


    hair drier?

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    fan check complete & success.

    i SEE two fans. 1 against the back bottom against a grate. and then another 1 facing the pannel i just removed. both spin when the cpu is on.

    disconnecting, proceeding with de-dusting and gfx inspection.

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    Can static kill though? only ever had my hair stand up a few times, i usually just get the hoover in there and suck it all up.

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    the fan facing the side goes pretty deep. it has a tremendous amount of dust collected inside of the component. is there a way to easily get inside of this tiny fan box? ie spinning the fan counter clockwise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azeride View Post
    the fan facing the side goes pretty deep. it has a tremendous amount of dust collected inside of the component. is there a way to easily get inside of this tiny fan box? ie spinning the fan counter clockwise?

    a vacuum with a hose would be ideal, or run to ...walmart? and grab some canned air.

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    dont use a vaccume vacccume, use a shopvac.

    i would juse use compressed air, vaccume risks to much of a static charge.
    Last edited by Winsok; 03-28-2011 at 06:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjshew View Post
    a vacuum with a hose would be ideal, or run to ...walmart? and grab some canned air.
    Yeah canned air will blow dust while the hoover/vaccum will suck it all up really though if you dont really know anything about it get someone who knows what there doing dude dont be electrifying yourself there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azeride View Post
    the fan facing the side goes pretty deep. it has a tremendous amount of dust collected inside of the component. is there a way to easily get inside of this tiny fan box? ie spinning the fan counter clockwise?
    run down hardware/computer store and get a can of compressed air, it would be easier than removing and re seating...

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    i used a wet cloth and a hair drier. hair drier worked like a champ...cant stop sneezing.


    i dont really feel like there is a lot of build up on the vid card though...at all, any...

    i feel like this is an update issue.

    could i just recap that: the only way for me to update/fix the driver/card is by acquriing a reboot disk, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxxfarsing View Post
    Can static kill though? only ever had my hair stand up a few times, i usually just get the hoover in there and suck it all up.
    Its not something yuo cant do, its something i avoid.

    As far as static killing chips, it only takes 5 volts to completely nuke some ICs... A static discharge can be tens of thousands of volts.
    Last edited by Masta Squidge; 03-28-2011 at 07:02 PM.

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