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Adam Kolak Apr 23, 2006, 02:06pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have blown dust and crap out of comptuers with air compressors before, but are there any risks to blowing your pc out with an air compressor? I read somewhere that it has to be an "oil-less" air compressor.


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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Apr 23, 2006, 05:17pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Air Compressor
as long as your not using too much pressure ( use the regulator at the Compressor) I dont see any problem with it, i been using them for years, cheaper than those cans of air.

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micro Apr 23, 2006, 05:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Just be sure to hold the fans still when you blow the air on them. Also dont hold the nosle too close, to be sure you dont blow lose a diod.

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Mat Nairb Apr 23, 2006, 05:56pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Air Compressor
If you are looking to buy something to get rid of dust in the computer. Maybe look into the 3M Electronics Vacuum.

http://www.crawfordtool.com/3M_servicevacuum.html

http://products3.3m.com/catalog/us/en001/electronics_mfg/esm/n...utput_html

Adam Kolak Apr 23, 2006, 07:56pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Air Compressor
It turns out the air compressor I have been using for years is NOT oil-less. I guess I shouldn't use it in the future because some oil and/or water may come out with the air and cause damage. Luckily, I have another air compressor in the garage that is an electric air compressor. It doesnt push near as much air pressure but it should be safer because it is oil-less.

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angryhippy Apr 24, 2006, 02:47am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Air Compressor
I think you might get water from condensation with any kind of a compressor. I use a vacumm cleaner that can be reversed to blow out mine. Then I have it set to suck and use a nozzle with a straw taped to the end to get stuff out of the fins on the heat sinks for the chip and CPU. I also stick the straw in my ROMS to suck out any dust accumulated in there. I wish I could take it out back and hit it with hose. Now the keyboard is another story. I do take that apart and wash it in the sink. I get lots of tobacco in there cause I roll my cigs over the keyboard a lot.

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>> Re: Air Compressor
payton you can actually hose just about any component down, just make sure to dry as best as possible then let it air dry for a few hrs, not best recommendation but it works. Excluding HDs, Floppy disks you can wash them.

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Lou Bot Apr 24, 2006, 03:23pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I use an air compressor to clean out our returning alpha servers from offsite. It spits out water but a few, tiny drops. The only concern I think is don't let it keep blowing on the fans with a high PSI setting....the high rate may wear down on the fan's ball-bearings. I haven't had a bad fan yet but the probability is there. Overall I like the air compressor...it does a good job of clearing out the dust bunnies and dead spiders.

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