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    Best place to get cans of compressed air?

    I decided to shine a torch into the fan area on my laptop tonight and I can see what looks liked dust attached to the fan. Whats the best way to get rid of this? or is there a home made solution possibly with a vacuum?

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    Open the laptop up and give it a good clean out.

    No point blasting air in there, will just push most of it further in prob.

    Otherwise Mitre 10/bunnings.

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    Stationery Shops sell the stuff, along with office supply stores. Personally I use a compressor fitted with a moisture trap (this has paid for itself since I don't need to buy cans) and just operate ~ 80psi.

    You can try vacuuming, but do it with the chassis closed (eternally).

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    Just got 2 cans of 250ml compressed air from DSE for $12 each.

    http://dicksmith.co.nz/product/N1123...-spray-can.jsp

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    Compressed air in NZ are so expensive..

    I guess the DSE ones are the cheapest ive seen in NZ so far.

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    Sorry to bump an old thread, but I cant find cans of compressed air anywhere-except priced exorbitantly eg. 25 bucks at pbtech. Has anyone bought any recently?

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    Just get a small compressor from repco or something? I'm sure you can pick up a small one for under $100

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    My laptop was so fukin hot that I pulled it apart to check.No thermal on the heatsinks and the fan was so blocked with fluff I was surprised it hadn't died a long time ago.
    After some paste and a good fan clean it ran smooth as.
    Take that sucker apart.Youtube will tell you how

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    I wouldn't bother with compressed air, just buy a compressor. For the price of 3 cans of air you can probably get a super cheap compressor that works a million times better.

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    L@mer|2 wrote:
    I wouldn't bother with compressed air, just buy a compressor. For the price of 3 cans of air you can probably get a super cheap compressor that works a million times better.
    http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/onli...d=296171#Cross

    http://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/powert...or_2hp_122344/

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    If compressed air was as cheap as the recent deals in the US I'd just stick with those, but those compressors are looking more and more tempting.

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    take the laptop to the petrol station and use the air hose there

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    I grabbed a 400ml from PB tech for 12 bucks.... I think its a waste of money,
    but since I did my drilling above my psu... filling it with metal shavings...I had to spare the expense.

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    Thanks, $129.00 is far too much haha. Ill pop into pbtech...

    thanks heaps

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    Konev wrote:
    take the laptop to the petrol station and use the air hose there

    hahaha **** that's a good idea lol

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    Equity wrote:
    Thanks, $129.00 is far too much haha. Ill pop into pbtech...

    thanks heaps
    If you're in Hams feel free to come use the one at my work?

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    I bought one of these small air pumps for the laptops, nowhere near as powerful as a compressor but seems to do the job well enough for the price.

    http://dx.com/p/150w-ac-electric-air...-ac-230v-90114

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    rusticdog wrote:
    I bought one of these small air pumps for the laptops, nowhere near as powerful as a compressor but seems to do the job well enough for the price.

    http://dx.com/p/150w-ac-electric-air...-ac-230v-90114
    Bro... mean. Chur

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    A.brdgr wrote:
    If you're in Hams feel free to come use the one at my work?
    My work in hams has one too haha

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    i dun wanna revive a dead thread but this one seems good! gettin one off ebay

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAcSKUCgI_c

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    I have a compressor, need a water trap but it's always a great thing to own in general.

    For desktop fans, heatsinks and other non-fine electronics. Pull 'em out and hit them with the vacuum cleaner.

    Air can for fine electronics, MB, RAM etc (RF134a is inert) and laptops (unless the HSF is directly accessible).

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    bombjack wrote:
    i dun wanna revive a dead thread but this one seems good! gettin one off ebay

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAcSKUCgI_c
    anyone whose serious about keeping their pc clean but doesn't want to **** around with a full compressor should bite the bullet and get one of these, make sure you get the 240v version :-)

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    I GOT THE 120V VERSION! wats the difference?!

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    bombjack wrote:
    I GOT THE 120V VERSION! wats the difference?!
    It'll only blow up if you plug it into 240V NZ mains without a step-down transformer, that's all.