So, I figure it's about time I dusted out my rig. This is my first gaming comp, so I don't have experience with the process. I have heard people on the internets, and my friend as well, say that using a leaf blower is ok to use. The only reason I would want to consider this route is that it seems fast, and efficient. Does anyone know if it really IS SAFE, and if there is something to avoid when using a blower. Other than that, if it isn't, I'll just go the normal route and buy compressed air cans... Thanks guys.
Leaf Blower to dust out a PC?
I use the air blower of my vacuum cleaner, its not nearly as powerful as a leaf blower, and I only pass it across the PC in quick moves to not put too much air pressure on my rig.
Either get compressed air cans or stand meters away from the PC in an open area and use the leaf blower. You don't want too much pressure on the fragile parts!
That can damage the fans and build up static, which would not be good. Compressed air or a low powered vacuum would be the better options.
Exactly. They sell little cheap bottles of compressed air for the exact purpose of cleaning out your computer.
If your leaf blower happens to have an incredibly low power setting, then maybe. I'd just be wary of it doing damage because it's on a much larger scale than a simple can of compressed air. I'm also wary of vacuum attachments because they're generally plastic and full of static electricity.
I've been advised against using an air compressor but I've been cleaning my computers with them for like 10 years without fail. I guess they're not good because something like dust particles and mist can shoot out with the air thought I haven't experienced any failed hardware due do that. I've been using the kind that you use with nail guns and the like with a blower attachment.
If you want to save money in the long run, this is the best solution right now. This thing goes for about $50 USD. http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1340052612&sr=8-2&keywords=metro+datavac+duster
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