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Old Nov 8, 2012, 05:14 PM   #26
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I'm a big fan of this blower for cleaning electronics- it's safe to use, comes with a number of handy micro attachments, and costs 1/4 the 3m kit that was linked earlier. It's very powerful.
http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=pd_cp_e_3
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 06:50 PM   #27
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How often do you all dust your MP's?
Once or twice a year.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 08:57 PM   #28
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Thank you everyone for your replies! I have read them all and will keep any good advice in mind for next time! It's already noticeably quieter, and I'd bet cooler too.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 11:50 AM   #29
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>First time cleaning Mac Pro with compressed air, any advice?

Do it outside
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 01:12 PM   #30
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I just found this which is a compressed air blower but without the need to buy cans all the time - a electro vac which is a small mains powered compressed air blower thingy (sounds like a hair dryer when in use)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...SIN=B003BZCOKK

Ive heard however that it's not fit for industrial usage - ie will be fine if you use now and again per year vs every other day in a big it dept.

Available for around 82 from amazon uk with uk 3pin plug or $50 from America lol!!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...SIN=B007NUSD7M
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>First time cleaning Mac Pro with compressed air, any advice?

Do it outside
Oh yeah, definitely lol.
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I just found this which is a compressed air blower but without the need to buy cans all the time - a electro vac which is a small mains powered compressed air blower thingy (sounds like a hair dryer when in use)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...SIN=B003BZCOKK

Ive heard however that it's not fit for industrial usage - ie will be fine if you use now and again per year vs every other day in a big it dept.

Available for around 82 from amazon uk with uk 3pin plug or $50 from America lol!!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...SIN=B007NUSD7M
Oh cool. Thanks for the link. Is it safe for electronics though? It doesn't produce static does it?
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Oh cool. Thanks for the link. Is it safe for electronics though? It doesn't produce static does it?
Nope.

Static only occurs when an insulator is moving across the surface of another insulator. If you're sucking up LOTS of dust (like, visible chunks) through a vacuum cleaner- then that will generate a HUGE static buildup inside the PVC hose. This is why the 3M ESD-safe vacuums have grounded hoses. I was once vacuuming out an old computer with a standard house vac, and the static buildup was great enough that it eventually arced from the tip of the hose to the PCB through air- about 2". That computer never booted again.

There's nothing coming out of that duster other then air, so it's totally safe to use.

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Nope.

Static only occurs when an insulator is moving across the surface of another insulator. If you're sucking up LOTS of dust (like, visible chunks) through a vacuum cleaner- then that will generate a HUGE static buildup inside the PVC hose. This is why the 3M ESD-safe vacuums have grounded hoses. I was once vacuuming out an old computer with a standard house vac, and the static buildup was great enough that it eventually arced from the tip of the hose to the PCB through air- about 2". That computer never booted again.

There's nothing coming out of that duster other then air, so it's totally safe to use.

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Oh good! So it's only if it's sucking in the air, and if it isn't grounded like proper electronic safe vacuums? Thanks mate.
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