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#51 2014-08-25 19:04:37

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Re: tricks that helped you out

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Be excellent to each other!

#52 2014-08-25 19:08:43

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Re: tricks that helped you out

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#53 2014-08-25 19:17:26

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Re: tricks that helped you out

Years ago I had a vacuum that allowed the hose to be attached to the rear - blowing air!  Mind you the air got hot rather quick and one had to use a "clean" dust catcher bag.  big_smile

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#54 2014-08-25 20:07:59

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Re: tricks that helped you out

At least yours was designed to do that.

I college, we stole the girls vacuum cleaner one night and rewired it to blow air/dust before returning it.


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#55 2014-08-25 20:46:19

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Re: tricks that helped you out

Air compressors are worth the money... wink

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#56 2014-08-25 20:55:27

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#57 2014-08-25 21:12:05

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#58 2014-08-26 15:39:09

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Re: tricks that helped you out

I switched from compressed air to a small shop-vac for cleaning computers when the compressed air I was using forced the dust deeper into the cooling fins of the heat-sink instead of out.


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#59 2014-08-26 15:40:25

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^ You see: no one wants gunk on their bits...
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#60 2014-08-26 18:24:15

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^ let alone their bytes!  lol

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#61 2014-08-26 19:00:36

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#62 2014-08-26 21:36:09

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Re: tricks that helped you out

Compressors, good idea, if you disassemble the thing to blow air/crap out and not force it in.
ProTip:
Make damn sure the compressor is well drained, or has a water trap, so it blows dry ish air.
Otherwise you can blow a lovely mix of water and engine oil over your heatsink grill.
Make sure the air is at a reasonable pressure, not 200psi, wrong angle and you can lift the tracks off the PCB. crappy and not so crappy circuit boards alike.
Source: years of working with (admittedly large commercial) air compressors,

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#63 2014-08-27 00:44:18

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^ my idea sounds better all the time.  Wife's hairdryer, steal it from the bathroom, use it, and return it before your wife knows where it went.  big_smile

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