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Keeping dust out of a tower

Q: Keeping dust out of a tower

A few years back I was talking with a friend about dust bunnies in a tower & how to keep them out.
I had a somewhat odd idea of using a case covering somewhat like a pillow case to do such. It gets dirty,take it off & put another one on. Much like an air filter in a car. Does that sound ridicules or not?? Just curious.

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A: Keeping dust out of a tower

Might keep 80% of the dust out, but not all would be stopped. Could also get in the way of case cooling, by entrapping heat insde.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/keeping-dust-out-of-a-tower.203506/
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Hey guys,merry christmas (a bit late,i guess)

Today,I wanted to unpack my pc.I was impatient to install linux mint x64 on my Quadro fx5500+4 gb ram+ core 2 quad and turn it into a monster.But when I had unpacked the pc,I saw it was full of dirt.Hope everything's fine and nothing's damaged but i have to clear out the dirt first and this thing got SERIOUSLY dirty.What do you suggest?
 

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I acknowledge this may be a silly question but here goes...

For a normal tower computer without super duty fan has anyone ever bothered to determine at what ~ height off a carpeted floor will the fan suck significantly less carpet dust into the machine?

Mark

A:Tower height off floor vs. dust?

I'm going to say no, because it shouldn't ever be sitting on carpet anyway. Carpet is a conductor of static electricity, so if you need it on the floor, I would put something under it, like a piece of wood from an old shelf, etc.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/266578-tower-height-off-floor-vs-dust.html
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Can anyone suggest a good case for keeping-out dust and keeping a high-end system cool?

I've been thinking about getting this one: http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/118268 . but it doesn't seem to have any air filtering.

Does putting some kind of mesh or netting on the fans work?
 

A:Solved: Good case for keeping-out dust?

i don't know about any of the mesh and nets. but i would seriously recomend a

Jeantech Phong II ATX Case, My room is very dusty under the desk, and im suprised not a single spec of dust has got in!

i bought mine from my local PC World in the UK, but there should be few sites that have them
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-good-case-for-keeping-out-dust.603431/
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hi, I am going to upgrade my graphic card to ATI 5770 so I need a new power supply which has power about 550--600 watt. But the most frustrating problem is that I failed to find a proper power supply with the correct dimension.
I have an HP pavilion e9300 which uses a very wired power supply tower-150mm(W) 86(H) 140(D). But so far all the PSUs I found is the standard size --150mm(W) 86(H) 150(D) which cannot fit in my setup.

So could any PC God give me some suggestion, please??
Is any PSU with the size of my tower or can I just simply install a bigger PSU which can still successfully power up the comptuer?

Thx in adance.
 

A:Power supply bigger than the tower - frustrated by HP PSU tower

If the power supply will physically fit your case, it should work fine with your computer. Will the extra 10mm interfere internally with anything inside the PC?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/power-supply-bigger-than-the-tower-frustrated-by-hp-psu-tower.148841/
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I need to retrieve some old info from my old tower. Is it possible to hook the old tower to the new one and use it as a big memory bank? And if so, how do I do it?
 

A:Hooking old tower to new tower to retrieve old programs

This TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial should get you started.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hooking-old-tower-to-new-tower-to-retrieve-old-programs.613660/
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Forgot to ask this in my last thread. Is there any difference between a mid-tower ATX case and a full-tower other than height? Thanks.
 

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Q: Dust!!!

My new system is already collecting dust ON THE INSIDE lol How bad is dust for a computer system And also what is it that causes it to accumulate on the INSIDE of the system Dust!!! You would think that it wouldn t be easy for dust to build up in there when most of the computer Dust!!! is sealed off from Dust!!! the outside Does a lot of dust build up in your guys and gals computers or is it just me I usually use those cans of spray air to get the dust out or I use an air compressor out in the garage which also works pretty good But you know instead of repeatedly turning to cans of spray and air compressors for my dust problems I d rather enforce some prophylactic measures if that is possible What can I do to KEEP dust out of my computer instead of dusting it out every couple of months I don t want a repeat of what I had to go through with my old computer But if everyone else has to do the same thing with their computers then I will just keep doing it I guess I mean seriously am I doing something wrong here I would imagine that this much dust should not be building up in my computer And I ve only had this computer for about months now From what I understand if too much gets into the video card and the processor fans then you can really start to notice while you re using your computer playing games or whatever You will notice some sluggishness or graphical glitches and whatnot which I suppose would be from overheating from all the dust cluttering up the fans right Do I need more fans Because I have like I dunno lol What do you guys do to keep dust out of your computers If that s even possible Thanks folks nbsp

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thanks
 

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Q: Dust

Hi guys, my CPU and PSU suck in a lot of dust. I want to put some kind of filter on the back of my PC do you have any suggestions?
 

A:Dust

Hmm

Maybe those anti static dryer sheet things, cut out some of that and put it on?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dust.397156/
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A:Getting dust off an LCD?

A Swiffer duster works well for me.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/getting-dust-off-an-lcd.137506/
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Dumb question Im sure. Im computer illiterate Ive come to realize after reading how smart everyone else is. Anyhow, my computer keyboard is stuck. I think there is just so much dust and gunk in there. Ive never cleaned it in like forever. and Ive never really given it a good cleaning. Now, I know some people take the computer keyboard apart... however Im not even going to attempt that. I bought a can of dust off. Can someone just tell me how to use it correctly... thanksss guys!
 

A:dust off help

Hello, singerash.

I recommend that you do the following, outside, when the weather is comfortable and no chance of you being mugged [ no offense to Philadelphia ].

Turn off the computer.

Draw a diagram as to how your keyboard connects to your computer.

I do NOT recommend dis-assembling your keyboard.

Position the tube / straw that connects to the can is away from you.

Put the nozzle end 1" to 2" from the keyboard. Don't put the nozzle beneath a key, because that might pop off a key.

Press the nozzle on the can.

OR, buy a new keyboard. Then, dis-assemble your old keyboard to look under the hood.

RF123
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dust-off-help.679518/
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Q: Dust

Has anyone ever opened up their case and thought that a colony of dust bunnies moved in? Well, I do.

What is the best way of getting rid of dust inside the computer? I've tried useing cans of air but they tend to run out quicly and are realyl expensive. (It's like selling ice to an Eskimo ) And, is there any way of making sure dust stays out of the computer so I don't have to go in there and throw up a dust cloud?
 

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now its telling me that it can't find dust.exe and is taking about 25 seconds longer to start up lol. anyone lend a hand? i have absolutely no idea what dust.exe but i remember it causing trouble before i formatted too.
 

A:'problem' with dust.exe

it's from Kazaa. Norton has info on it:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.hllw.studd.html

looks like you got some cleanin' to do. You missed a spot somewhere.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/problem-with-dust-exe.186330/
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A:Dangers of Dust

Nice dust!! LOL!
 

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A:left in the dust

From a practical standpoint, I don't think technology is the problem. Some queue's can favor some people even though that's not the way it's supposed to be. You have taken time zones into consideration, correct?

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A:Idk how to dust out my laptop

There should be instructions in the manual on how to remove parts of the case. Usually there is a plate on the bottom you can just unscrew and lift off to expose the memory and fans. Once you take that off you can just use an air duster.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/idk-how-to-dust-out-my-laptop.824777/
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A:Another one bites the dust

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Hi...

In your opinions, what is the best way to remove the dust from the computer ???
 

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A:Another One Bites The Dust

If I buy a new hard drive, will I be able to use the disks that HP sent me to install on a new hard drive years ago?  It's going into the same system, and the disks are called "System Recovery DVD Windows 7 Recovery Media for Windows 7 Products Service Pack 1,  Disk 1 of 2 and Disk 2 of 2"
 
Is the overheating the cause of the multiple deaths of hard drives?
 
To answer Q#1, yes - you can use your factory recovery media to restore the operating system and preloaded software to any replacement drive (assuming it is large enough) in that laptop.
To answer Q#2, yes - heat is a big problem for laptop hard drives and could be the cause of repeated failures. That said, it could just as easily be other problems such as free-fall and impact or manufacturing defects causing your problems.
 
Personally I only use solid state drives for laptops these days, my observed failure rate for brand new conventional hard drives in laptops at the office was getting rather absurd at about 1 in 3 within a year.

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I suppose there are a dozen ways these are attached, but could use some suggestions of how it may be fastened.

The computer is an HP Pavilion a1125c, for whatever that information may be worth.

My Upgrading and Servicing Guide that came with the PC covers just about everything but the CPU or related CPU parts.
 

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A:Has My External Bit The Dust?

Remove the drive from the caddy and hook it up as a slave in your pc, make sure the jumper is set correctly.
If you can access the drive then you will know its the caddy at fault ( quite often)
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/has-my-external-bit-the-dust.625741/
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So Marcin Kleczynski and his Malwarebytes company purchased AdwCleaner http www bleepingcomputer com download adwcleaner https toolslib net downloads viewdownload -adwcleaner https press malwarebytes com malwarebytes-acquires-adwcleaner utm source twitter amp utm medium social Not a good sign I used to really admire MBAM until they started getting greedy Remember when you could purchase a lifetime MBAM license for And then the ransomware threat exploded Suddenly MBAM is now being shopped for a -dollar increase that will be applied yearly and there is no more lifetime license And to go along with this drastic price increase is a sudden flooding of the media with articles about the threat one Another dust the bytes of malware especially RANSOMWARE Run for your lives But did you know MBAM is working on new anti-ransomware and it will be baked into MBAM Everyone is saved - if they pay the new yearly fee Voila Malwarebytes new business model EXTORTIONWARE The new business model will make millions for Marcin Hell it already is Have you seen the NASCAR Malwarebytes sponsored race car How about the shiny robot at all the security trade shows What's next MBAM free will no longer be offered Just watch Marcin the millionaire Shame on you

A:Another one bytes the dust

Malwarebytes stated that AdwCleaner will continue to be developped and exist as a free product. How does that makes them greedy?Remember when you could purchase a lifetime MBAM license for $19.95?And then the ransomware threat exploded. Suddenly MBAM is now being shopped for a 5-dollar increase that will be applied yearly $24.95 and there is no more lifetime license.A lot of company have shifted from the lifetime licence business model to the yearly licence one. Malwarebytes is no exception and to be fair they got in the game quite late. R&D isn't free, I personally think that if Malwarebytes had stayed with the lifetime licence business model, it would have prevented them from growing and they would be way smaller today.But did you know MBAM is working on new anti-ransomware and it will be baked into MBAM! Everyone is saved - if they pay the new yearly $25 fee.Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware is free to use and my guess is that it'll be like Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit. It'll remain a stand-alone product (free), always in a beta state. When the technology gets stable, it'll be rolled in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and a new beta will be released.Voila! Malwarebytes new business model: EXTORTIONWARE.I fail to see the extortion from Malwarebytes in your post.

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Ok i know that dust filters will prevent most of the dust from entering, while maintaining a decent air flow, howeva, i need to know wich parts of the case should be left uncovered
I have my PSU fan Hole
The Rear Fan Hole
The CPU Fan Hole
The Graphics Card Fan Hole
And 2 Case Openings in each side, for the air.
Wich ove these openings should i leave uncovered, or is it ok to cover them all up?

Thanks
 

A:Adding Dust Filters: Where Not To And where to.

Filter no holes where air is being forced out by a fan. Cover all others.

Caution: This will restrict air flow and cause heat in the case to rise. You may have to compensate with extra or stronger fans.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/adding-dust-filters-where-not-to-and-where-to.924594/
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A:dust sailor please save me

closed reply here
http://forums.techguy.org/t294088.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dust-sailor-please-save-me.294122/
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Hello,

I had recently been getting the following blue screen error 0x0000001E when running my Athlon 3GHz PC with Windows 2000 Professional SP4. It kept on happening and after reinstalling theOS a number of times i sent it back to the manufacturer to be fixed. They just rang and said that all the hardware is perfectly fine, but there is loads of dust within the PC. Do you think they dust was causing this error? Also my PC is kept near a radiator. Is this safe and could that be a cuase for the crashes and/or dust? Any thoughts on this would be great. Thankyou.
 

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/another-one-bites-the-dust-altnet.309718/
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I've read around and heard that dust stuck in your PC can cause bad FPS lag, which is what im having. (constant 60FPS>10~20 in 5 mins of play). I checked the heat using a program when it was lagging:

http://yfrog.com/7eheatduringfpsp

I tried cleaning my PC before using cotten buds but it didn't really work. So if I used some compressed air, do you think it will fix my massive FPS LAG problem? If so, what's the best way?

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If you live in a high humidity area, it is important that you pay extra attention to the dust cleaning in your computer case. A shorter period of time between cleaning is suggeted.

Areas of high humidity can cause the dust that normally gets drawn into and collects on your system components to stick like glue to things like fan blades, heatsink fins, circuit card surfaces. Thus interupting or even blocking the air flow across, or through these components. Effectively decreasing the cooling capability of your system.

In high humidity areas it might be worth a monthly or even biweekly cleaning instead of once every 3 months. I clean my system out once a month normally, but during the high humidity months I do it every 2 weeks.

This is just a suggestion to help you keep your cool!
 

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OK What does Dust Dreaded Devil The everyone do about dust besides the obvious is there anything I can do to PREVENT a huge dust buildup inside the case After I built my computer it worked for a couple weeks and kept mysteriously re-starting I checked the temps amp other stuff and finally decided to open the case I found a little speck of dust on the place where the RAM seats I un-seated the RAM blew it good with compressed air then put it back and it was fine For months Then it starts quitting on me again until yesterday when it really got bad I opened the case again and found a bigger dust buildup around the RAM socket Blew it out again I have the Antec case and its sitting in a computer quot desk cart quot requiring me to undo all those cables total time spend about an hour The side cover does remain closed at all times There s lots of dust The Dreaded Dust Devil inside All over and on the blades of the various fans yes I do have good cool airflow from front The Dreaded Dust Devil to back I wish I could prevent this from happening My last HP computer also was quite dusty but never shut down because of it but this one is more open with more airflow and more fans nbsp

A:The Dreaded Dust Devil

You might want to address the source of the problem instead of just the symptom. Can you do anything to better condition your environment ?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/the-dreaded-dust-devil.82875/
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A:First Pocket PC Worm - "Win CE4 Dust"

Kaspersky Labs has a news release out about this also:http://www.kaspersky.com/news?id=150527920Curious to me that Ratter, the virus author, calls it Dust but all the AV companies call it Duts .

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/1294/first-pocket-pc-worm-win-ce4-dust/
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Does this computer have a dust problem? Please see the photos below.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-computer-totally-bit-the-dust.1083464/
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A:Solved: Dust OverHeating

This is a service manual for your laptop, download link :- http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01295900.pdf

You will have to dismantle it completely to get at the fan, good luck if you try it.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-dust-overheating.979923/
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A:What do you use to attach dust filter?

Are the holes in the clear plastic side or the Metal side?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/what-do-you-use-to-attach-dust-filter.1153800/
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A:Windows cannot find 'Dust.exe'

Hi Welcome to TSG!!

http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_100841.htm

That's a virus, so McAfee probably cleaned it or tried to
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-cannot-find-dust-exe.257169/
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would dust hinder the perfromance of a video card, and if so how should i go about cleaning it properly? thanks in advance
 

A:dust and video cards

Dust won't hurt the performance of a video card as such, but it might make the lifespan of the fan on the video card shorter, meaning you'll have to buy a new one sooner...

I usually vacuum clean my computer every now and then to remove all the dust build-up... But you should be careful when doing it... Don't let the hose touch any cards or anything (fans start spinning, and it's easy to break a fin)...
Also never use a metal pipe when vacuuming your computer, as it can create static electricity and kill your computer. It is also a point not to use a brush tip or anything like that for the same reason...

You don't have to clean you computer very often (I do it about twice a year), and if there's only a buildup of dust on the fan, you can often just remove it with your hands (after you've grounded yourself)...

You can also used canned air to blow the dust away. But again, remember no metal pipe!

Hope this helps
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dust-and-video-cards.9518/
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I need to know what I can use to make sure dust gets out/doesn't get into my computer. I've heard canned air, which I remember using for my old VCR few years ago, but I remember it didn't do so well which is why I'm cautious over using thata agin for my desktop.

P.S. after a while of usage upon turning it on, give or take 3-4 hours in, I think I'm hearing the fan sound in a unusually way, but not in a good way, more like an okay/cautious way. It'll build up, after a while it'll go down. Hard to explain.

Thanks

A:Best way to clean desktop from dust

i use an old toothbrush myself.

works great for me, seriously.

vacuum cleaners are good as well, especially if you have an attachment that can get really in there. i used to have a mini USB vacuum cleaner, but i trod on it.



   Warning
just be careful.
you may have crud build-up on your fan blades - toothbrush them! (using toothpaste not advised! )

clean it when the computer is off.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/220326-best-way-clean-desktop-dust.html
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I have an Antec 900 Gamer case. Its sweet 4 fans cool my system fine the problem is that it acumulates dust at an alarming rate. Is ther a solution to this? Also i have a small USB Hover that i use to remove dust from the PCBs and other fans and cards is it safe to use this device while the pc is running? I have had no problems so far but im worried i may damage the PCBs or Cards by static discharge? The USB hover does have a small rubber hose, does this allimanate possibe damage by static?
 

A:Antec 900 Dust Solution

Hardware stores sell treated cheese cloth and (treated with both antistatic chemicals and sticky stuff to catch the dust) other materials that you can drape around vents and fan openings. If you change them or wash them every four to six months, you will prevent the dust, dirt, and fiber pretty well. There are also canned sprays that you can use to treat cheese cloths or other very light fabrics so they capture all the dust.
It is helpful to add an extra fan housing so that your cooling air is more than adeaquate.
But buying a case of dust off drops the price per can to about $4.95, and cleaning the case with that treated air (difluoroethane gas) does not cause any static electricity. (There are many other brands, but I have not found anything that beats dust off.
One thing you DO NOT want to do is to use any kind of vacuum cleaner or device... as that increases the risk of static electricity dramatically.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/antec-900-dust-solution.134659/
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I have an Antec 900 mid tower, my system collects dust as well as a binman! I have purchased a can off compresed air(Inline Air Duster 400ml) to clean my rig with and was wondering if there are any tips you can give me on using it inside my rig. I know that i have to keep the can horizontal to prevent spraying moisture as well as air but can i spray the air directly onto my mainboard and cpu fan radiator? My specs E8500 3.16Ghz, 4Gb DDR2 667Mhz, ASUS P5N32-E SLI, XFX GTX275 896Mb.
 

A:Cleaning dust issue

it's safe to spray the air directly onto the mainboard from 6 or so inches away but, like you pointed out, try to avoid the moisture as much as possible. the moisture is freezing and can damage small plastic parts on contact. it's not a big deal if you get a little on certain areas but as a rule of thumb you only want to release the air inside the can. if you need to get closer to a few key components, such as the CPU heatsink, you can stick the can right in there but use short bursts.

if you want to really clean it out good you can use a compact air compressor with the side panel off the case. you can't get as close to your components as you can with just compressed air but it's more effective and you wont deplete gas or moisture.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/cleaning-dust-issue.145860/
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A:No screen after dust blow off

Do you mean you blew the dust out in the tower of the PC when it was still on??

TURN OFF the PC and unplug it and check to see that all the cables and cards are seated firmly...also check the cable to the monitor are also firmly plugged in
 

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A:BSOD after dust clean

Hi,

There are no .DMP files located in your jcgriff2 output folder. Can you please go ahead and manually navigate to C:\Windows\Minidump and zip up and attach any dump files you see there yourself?

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A:How can I reduce dust build up?

hi andy,
i was just looking at these:
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A:Dust Fixes things?

Dust has no magical properties, it makes me cough, it makes my skin itch like I have poison ivy 24/7 lol. I hate dust

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Hi

You don?t need to disassemble the notebook.

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I do this from time to time to ensure that my notebook would not overheat? and guess what; it helps!

Check it out.

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A:Dust and CPU Temperature correlation

Excessive dust accumulation in a laptop can impede the free flow of air through it, leading to an increase in temperature (especially when under load). This is because dust typically tends to settle on fan blades and in between/around heatsink fins. Periodic cleaning of these will help to reduce temperatures. For details on how to do this for your laptop, please refer to the manufacturer's website for the correct documentation/instructions.

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And how often should it be done? thx

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A:How do you go about removing dust inside laptop?

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Sometimes the dust can stick and harden on the comonents.
A detail paint brush with nylon bristles works well to get this off.

Important!!!

Before you go inside the box, ground yourself with an anti static wristband!!

If you don't, you could fry some components with a static discharge.

Then your problems are bigger than a dusty computer.
 

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A:Lenovo G510 removal of dust

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
According to your model's User Guide the replacement of the hard drive, memory or wireless card is considered CRU activities.  In otherwords those parts can be serviced by the consumer which means you can also remove the back cover without fear of voiding warranty.  Since the fan is now accessible when the cover is removed.... have fun cleaning.  If you use compressed air to clean,  remember to use short bursts of air as prolong blasts may damage the fan's bearings.
 
For your reference, here is a link to that User Guide......
 
http://www.lenovo.com/shop/americas/content/user_guides/g410_g510_ug_en.pdf

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/Lenovo-G510-removal-of-dust/td-p/2047648
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A:T6532 just bit the dust a week ago, want to take HDD out and use it on an enclosure

If you don't know for sure, remove the hard drive and look at it. If you don't know what you are looking for, it should be on the label.

By the way, you are in the wrong forum. This forum is only for introductions, not questions. Also, no need to double post.
 

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A:Can i ask onsite warranty for cleaning dust in the fan

Can onsite warranty cleans the dust of fan

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A:Laptop overheating, dust inside I think

Hello Dan, welcome to TechSpot! :grinthumb :wave:

There is a little "Hello all!"-forum here somewhere called "Introduce Yourself", I think you'll find it most appealing .

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Addressing the problem:

Cleaning the PC is not difficult. However something may still break the first time around, so please be gentle!

Now, as everybody told you previously, using canned air is the best way to go. Touching the components with your bare hands may shock them with electrostatic discharge (or ESD for short), and that's sure to fry out things in notime.

As for the temperature, by saying up to 81% in degrees Celsius - you mean 81 degrees Celsius right? If so, then that PC is definitely overheated :haha: .

If you want to clean out the dust, here is a short explanation on how to:

Do not worry about opening the PC. Just be cautious regarding these things:
1. If the laptop's lid doesn't come off right away, do not use excessive amounts of force. Find what's obstructing it, and gently remove the obstacle if possible.
(You know, I actually sawed a *laptop in half once... I'm just saying - *a Toshiba Tecra T9100)
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3. It is usually the big screws which hold the lid tight. There may be as many as 14 on a regular laptop. Make sure you remove all of the screws which holds the lid tight. Not all screws do this, some may only be holding onto the HDD, DVD drive or some other device.

You are now set to clean you PC from the inside!

What you need:
- A screwdriver matching the screws - usually the common 'star' (also called Philip's), or in some cases even the uncommun 'torx' screwdriver.
- A can of compressed air. With a nozzle on it of course.
- A fine piece of cloth, like an old cotton t-shirt.

Instructions:
Simple.
1. Remove the screws which holds the lid onto the bottom.
2. Gently remove the lid.
3. You see dust? Blast it with the compressed air! Gone.
4. Search and Destroy. (dust usually accumulates in intake/venting fans, on the PCB itself, and on flat surfaces). The more dust you blow away, the better.
5. Collect all the dust bunnies you can find using a fine piece of cloth, like a t-shirt. This won't scratch the solderings, or ESD-shock the PCB.
6. Close the lid. Make sure you re-use ALL the screws you previously removed.

You're done.

If you have any questions, ask away! And I (or some other TechSpot hero) will answer.
 

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A:Dust removal in Ideapad Y580

hi marshchen,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
That application can only minimized collection of dust in the Exhaust system of your Laptop.
    Since the process of the vents is to get air fom the outside to pass through the heatsink . Dust collection cannot really be avoided.
    
   One symptom of a fan and vent dust is that when the vents blow very hot and minimal air and the laptop is heating up more than usual.
 
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A:Dust Removal option is not existing !!!

Dear MahDIV
 
Welcome to Lenovo forums
 
Please try to doenload and instal the version in the below link and check
 
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-y-series-laptops/y50-70-noteboo...
 
Make sure to uninstal the old one first
 
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A:Lenovo y510p Dust Utility

Hi sifuraga , 
 
Greetings. 
 
You can initially power drain the system , turning it off removing the ac adapter and battery then pressing down the power button for 12 seconds . Start the machine using the Novo button (page 82) to launch the Novo menu for BIOS set up and set BIOS defaults f9 save and exit F10. Check the BIOS version.
 
Check how it goes else proceed with uninstalling and fresh installing the Lenovo power mangement tool . Restart and recheck . 
 
Update us how things go. 
 
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A:Does the 3rd Generation X1 Carbon Have A Dust Disc...

what guy in video is referring too is probably the filter layer that is glued/heated onto back cover from inside that is the dust discharge plate it prevent's most of dust from being sucked into laptop so it get's less dust inside than what most laptops that does not have one will get more dust inside. P.s correct me if i got this all wrong. Also if that is it then yes lenovo x1 carbon 3rd gen has one .

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A:BSOD just after cleaning some dust off mu computer...

You are running a counterfeit installation of windows, troubleshooting this is pointless when hackers activation exploits have done who knows what to your machine

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Hey I'm a noobie when it come to the internal components of a laptop, lately my laptop has been overheating and a guy I asked at geek squad said an air compressor should be more then suffient to remove dust ( I even specifically said it hasn't been dusted for a year and I believe it is clogged with dust). My first question is, what is a heat sink? Is it connected to the fan?

And also, is removing the fan and cleaning it possible without needing any special items (such as needing thermal paste for a heat sink)

What happens if you don't use thermal paste, what's wrong with just putting everything back together? And is it the heat sink that's a problem in my situation or is it my fan or both?

A:Laptop internal dust removal

You can usually get way with a can of compressed air and with the battery removed and unplugged blast some air through the vents (use a toothpick or something to hold the fan still).

It would also help to post make/model of your laptop, we then might be able to help you remove the access panels to blast air in them as well.

Heatsinks are to disperse the heat away (usually look like small fins) some have fans on them some don't....would help to know make/model.

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disclaimer i m a dust? cleaning Static electricity? little embarassed to even have to ask such basic Static electricity? cleaning dust? questions however it seems easier to find information to solve technical questions than to find information spelling out what most people just know background for static electricity questions i ve read that-- grounding is important when working on hardware this can be accomplished with an antistatic wrist band and a cardboard box questions if we open a case on a wood kitchen table and work while standing on a tile floor is this sufficient is there anything i should know about the tools we use i use chopsticks to hold things out of my way for reaching things or to help me get the cases apart when they don t just have screws is this okay i use a regular plastic screwdriver when i need one do i need to do anything to ground it about cleaning canned air seems to be the choice is it the only choice can i use a clean paintbrush a microfiber cloth or a magic eraser on parts is it a HUGE no-no to use the dyson some of the computers my son and i have been working on are very old most have been stored in garages while they are working fine without much cleaning it goes against my instinct to put anything back together without wiping it down first for the record we aren t running a business it s just something fun to do and i don t want to put a lot of funds into it nbsp

A:Static electricity? cleaning dust?

If you touch the metal of the case, you are at the same potential as the case
Therefore you cannot harm the parts (unless you build up Static Electricity by moving around again.

The brush is OK too
 

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Hello,
I have 6 external HDDs which I use for my back ups, problem is, I live in a very dusty area in a semi-basement, so loads of dust comes into the room daily. 2 of these drives are Western Digital Elements, which have a very big open area to vent heat, but dust could easily get in from there. I was thinking of buying anti-static bubble wrap (RED Small Bubble Wrap 300mm 500mm 750mm ANTI STATIC PROTECTION FREE DELIVERY | eBay) to cover the drives when not in use. Any opinions?

On the same note, can I cover my gaming rig when not in use with this same bubble wrap? It has vents on the top of the case, so dust could easily get in.

Thanks for any advice

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what do akasa dust guards actually look like?

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or

Akasa Fan Filter - 120mm

i wanted one not so dense like the second pic, but got one off ebay & looks like the top one.

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Hi. I have Lenovo Yoga 3 14. On the taskbar i have something called "QuickOptimizer". When i click this, small popup window is appearing on the screen. I had here "Dust removal" option but when i wanted to use it today it just not appeared. On this image I've marked where it was before: http://i.imgur.com/edF81sX.png Thanks for help

























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can i use an old white t, cut it to size, oh im really tight on money so i dont wont to buy one. but if i have to i will
 

A:homemade 120mm fan dust filter

I wouldn't use a filter at all. It slows down air flow too much. Just blow it out when it gets bad. A little dust never hurt anything.
 

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Whats The Best Way To Get The Dust Off From The Case Inside Any Ideas?thanks Any Suggestions Will Help..
 

A:cleaning dust from acrlyic cases??/

Have you tried just a regular can of air?

I do know they make Acrlyic cleaners...bu i dont know if that is needed.
 

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Every time I take out my phone from my pocket, there's a lot of dust particles stuck on it and I have to wipe it regularly. Are the phone screens made such that dust just adheres to it or is it to do with something else?
I've seen this with lumia 1020 (amoled screen) and lumia 540 (lcd screen)
I also see this on my surface 3 but not as much

A:Dust affinity for phone screens

I used to do that but for work purposes I had to get a holster clip for it. It always got hot in my pocket, and heat kills battery life. Plus the lint and stuff gets in the small speakers and earpiece holes.

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A:Windows Explorer Bit The Dust, Something Is On This Machine...

Hi again.Managed to uninstall GMER with the command: D:\WINDOWS\gmer_uninstall.cmd (where D is the drive letter for WIndows. Not very easy to find on the website http://www.gmer.netHad to uninstall this as operations performed by the Deckard System Scanner and ComboFix required an endless amount of mouse moving and clicking!As I had no Antivirus (and did not want to use sensitive details yet), I have UNINSTALLED NOD32 and put Avast! 4.7 Pro until I know if all is clear.I ran Spybot Search & Destroy which found win32.Rbot.aen which was removed.I also think there may be other things lurking, and would appreciate any help.Below are the logs produced.Thanks for any helpComboFix.txt LogComboFix 07-10-29.1 - Administrator 2007-10-31 13:41:07.4 - NTFSx86 MINIMALRunning from: R:\My Documents\Downloads\ComboFix.exe.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2007-09-28 to 2007-10-31 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2007-10-31 07:35 <DIR> d-------- R:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware2007-10-31 07:35 <DIR> d-------- D:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SUPERAntiSpyware.com2007-10-31 07:35 <DIR> d-------- D:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\SUPERAntiSpyware.com2007-10-31 07:09 <DIR> d-------- D:\Deckard2007-10-30 18:55 <DIR> d-------- D:\Temp\TEMP522922007-10-30 18:55 <DIR> d-------- D:\Temp\TEMP_506982007-10-26 17:37 <DIR> d-------- D:\WINDOWS\system\dcache2007-10-26 17:34 <DIR> d-------- D:\flvrecorder2007-10-26 17:34 52,736 --a------ D:\service.exe2007-10-26 17:11 <DIR> d-------- D:\hidownload2007-10-26 15:21 <DIR> d-------- R:\Program Files\HiDownload2007-10-26 15:21 468,480 --a------ D:\WINDOWS\system32\NMDll.dll2007-10-26 15:21 208,896 --a------ D:\WINDOWS\system32\HDBHO.dll2007-10-26 15:21 20,480 --a------ D:\WINDOWS\yhl.dll2007-10-26 15:21 7,168 --a------ D:\WINDOWS\lq.dll2007-10-26 15:14 <DIR> d-------- R:\Program Files\URLHelper2007-10-26 15:02 52,856 --a------ D:\WINDOWS\img1972.zip2007-10-26 15:01 <DIR> d-------- R:\Program Files\WinPcap2007-10-26 15:00 <DIR> d-------- R:\Program Files\FlvRecorder2007-10-26 13:14 <DIR> d-------- D:\Temp\Tmp___268452007-10-26 12:40 <DIR> d-------- D:\Temp2007-10-24 22:52 <DIR> d-------- D:\GAMES2007-10-23 12:07 <DIR> d-------- D:\getservices2007-10-23 11:48 <DIR> d-------- D:\fsaua.data2007-10-15 16:36 <DIR> d-------- D:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft2007-10-15 16:30 <DIR> d-------- D:\Program Files\Common Files\Wise Installation Wizard2007-10-14 13:27 582,656 -----c--- D:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\rpcrt4.dll2007-10-09 19:03 <DIR> d-------- D:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe2007-10-07 13:43 51,200 --a------ D:\WINDOWS\NirCmd.exe2007-10-07 13:41 <DIR> d-------- R:\Program Files\Trend Micro2007-09-09 21:14 43,136 --a------ D:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\sbp2port.sys2007-09-07 07:08 <DIR> d-------- D:\WINDOWS\system32\inf322007-09-07 07:08 <DIR> d-------- D:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\GPSoftware2007-09-07 07:07 <DIR> d-------- D:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\GPSoftware2007-09-07 07:06 <DIR> d-------- R:\Program Files\GPSoftware2007-09-07 04:21 <DIR> d-------- D:\WTablet2007-09-06 19:45 <DIR> d-------- R:\Program Files\Nero (other win xp)2007-09-06 17:51 <DIR> d-------- R:\Program Files\OO Software2007-09-06 17:20 <DIR> d-------- R:\Program Fi... Read more

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