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  1. The Von Matrices

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    I'm amazed at that video. Not because of how dirty the PC was initially, but how clean they made it just using compressed air. I need to get one of those compressors - it would save me a ton of time.
     
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    How long is the HX1000 warranted for? I have had one for two years as well and haven't cleaned it, but I'm hesitant to open it if it will void whatever warranty is left. I also have a Silverstone PSU in my home server that's been running 24/7 for 7 years straight and hasn't been cleaned yet. I wonder if that will deserve to be on this forum whenever I get a chance to open it.
     
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    There are a couple of issues that come up using an air compressor:

    1. The air itself may not always be clean, as there can be moisture in the tank or oil from the compressor itself.

    2. If you are positive the air is clean, make sure the air pressure is low enough that you aren't going to damage anything.
     
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    I don't have the slightist idea how long warranty is on them. I pulled that psu out and happened to look inside. It looked dirtier then it was after I opened it up. O well. Its still a strong psu and never gave issues so even if warranty is out. I'm happy it lasted this long with any issues and I have the feeling it still has a lot of life left in it.
     
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    I just watched it. That is complete dirt. Thats funny when hes slapping the side cover to open it and all that dirt fliyin out. OMG
     
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    Good to know. I'd still like to see a video where someone takes it too far and starts blowing components out of the PC.
     
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    On the same note, if you go the opposite way and try to vacuum it out, you need to be carefull because most vacuums create static electricity, and I have heard of people sucking jumpers off of boards (back in the days when we used jumper switches to set CPU speeds and such, not like you whippersnappers would know about such things with your jumperless motherboards...).
     
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    I remember doing that once on an old socket 5 mobo
     
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    There are antistatic vacuums available.
     
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    i used to wonder what the pins were when i was a kid.
     
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    Yes, I know this, but I just figured most people who aren't in the business aren't even going to be looking for something like that.
     
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    the good this from it is the filter works well :toast:
     
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    Too bad I never took pics of it. But I had a women give me a computer to fix. The reason it was shorting out I found out was.... Because her cats have been peeing and pooping in it for over a year.
    All I have to say is.... 1. I wasn't able to fix it....2. Gross as hell....3. I am surprised she doesn't have dead cats.
     
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    Right before I gave it a good clean, which I can not deny it really needed!
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    I've been "fixing" a computer like that too. But the guy had also smoked beside it (full with that sticky tar-dust) AND he had spilled beer in it. I threw it away(pretty much all the caps at the motherboard had popped). ^^
     
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    Sadly I lost the only dust filter I had for the case, I have two intake fans though so one was never enough in the first place and been meaning to get new ones but it's just something I forget about :eek:

    Honestly the last time I cleaned it was around 5 months ago I'm also a smoker with 2 dogs which doesn't help at all! I do try clean it around once a month but since being in a serious relationship... Well yea, you know. :laugh:
     
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    some goodies for you sick pervs

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    I know that's an HP - is it a DC-5000?
     
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    Damn my bro bought his Alienware rig (custom parts) down the other day and I did a wole upgrade. He didn't clean it for 2 years and yea, it was caked. You know when the dust is so far gone it starts to make a pattern? And kinda looks nice and appealing to the eye? Yea...

    Pics next time, promsie :laugh:
     
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    wait, the hdd looks clean enough but the board full of dust
     
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