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#1 +warwagon

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 18:14

Metro Vacuum ED500

http://www.amazon.co...s00_i00_details

$50.82 and made in the USA

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2 weeks ago I went on Amazon.com to order some more canned air. I saw they wanted $12 for 2 of them. What I also saw was a product that was getting great reviews called the Metro Vacuum ED500. The name is a little deceiving, it doesn't actually suck at all, it's just a really large blower, with an air filter on the bottom of it. Come to find out, Techzilla also recently reviewed it on their show.

I have since received the ED500 and it's FANTASTIC! I had some dirty power supplies and a few used dirty computers lying around. It made them look like new. I can't recommend this enough. So if you are tired of buying canned air and freezing your finger tips off give this product a try you won't be disappointed.

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When using this device just remember to hold the fan blades you are blowing in place with a screw driver or something similar so you don't wear out the bearings.


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 18:20

So if you are tired of buying canned air and freezing your finger tips off give this product a try you won't be disappointed.

Interesting, will have to give one of these a spin. Aside from being stupidly expensive, yea those damn air cans can get reeeeealy cold. Nothing tops setting off dust allergies like a nice case of frostbite. 50 bucks, it'll pay for itself pretty quick as long as it's durable.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 18:22

Metro Vacuum ED500

http://www.amazon.co...s00_i00_details

$50.82 and made in the USA

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2 weeks ago I went on Amazon.com to order some more canned air. I saw they wanted $12 for 2 of them. What I also saw was a product that was getting great reviews called the Metro Vacuum ED500. The name is a little deceiving, it doesn't actually suck at all, it's just a really large blower, with an air filter on the bottom of it. Come to find out, Techzilla also recently reviewed it on their show.

I have since received the ED500 and it's FANTASTIC! I had some dirty power supplies and a few used dirty computers lying around. It made them look like new. I can't recommend this enough. So if you are tired of buying canned air and freezing your finger tips off give this product a try you won't be disappointed.

Note

When using this device just remember to hold the fan blades you are blowing in place with a screw driver or something similar so you don't wear out the bearings.



I have one of these at work. its very good BUT its very powerfull so be carefull with it. It can actually break cheaper components like video cards , some video cards heat sink is held onto the gpu by some kind of cheap paper and the duster is powerfull enough to seperate the two.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:06

Huh? You can use a ordinary house vaccum cleaner to clean out the computer. I've done it so many times I lost count and my PC is still going strong. I never have any device fail on me after being vaccummed. And I never have wasted any money on useless thing as canned air.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:20

Huh? You can use a ordinary house vaccum cleaner to clean out the computer. I've done it so many times I lost count and my PC is still going strong. I never have any device fail on me after being vaccummed. And I never have wasted any money on useless thing as canned air.


Vacuuming doesn't get dust out as good as blowing with compressed air.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:21

Vacuuming doesn't get dust out as good as blowing with compressed air.


Exactly, plus in most cases it produces static electricity in the process which isn't good for circuit boards!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:32

Well mine does. Don't believe me? Okay. Actually it's the time again to clean. This time I will video me cleaning it with my VAX cleaner like I have done for years.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:33

Well mine does. Don't believe me? Okay. Actually it's the time again to clean. This time I will video me cleaning it with my VAX cleaner like I have done for years.


Sweet. That would be awesome. We need more members making videos :) I feel like i'm the only one. But when You do, create your own thread with a very gripping thread title!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:18

http://www.amazon.co...V/dp/B003BZCOKK

Ouch :/

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 21:42

Okay. here it is. I've done a routine cleaning of my PC which is 4 years old. the vid is about 20min but it has no cuts. It includes power-on and booting up as well. I have done this routine many times before.Sorry about some mistakes. I forgot about the (system) HDD.



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Posted 07 April 2012 - 21:52

Used to use one of these at my last job. Blows just as hard as compressed air if not harder and works great. Just have to remember to clean the filter at the bottom (easy to just remove and blow off dust) and the thing is LOUD.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 21:59

I have a compressor with a 50ltr air tank on it that I use for blowing the dust out. It can produce a blast of air at up to 120psi, so I bet it's way more powerful than this (handy) little thing. Didn't cost me much more than $50 either as I got it second hand on eBay.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 22:10

Huh? You can use a ordinary house vaccum cleaner to clean out the computer. I've done it so many times I lost count and my PC is still going strong. I never have any device fail on me after being vaccummed. And I never have wasted any money on useless thing as canned air.


You can clean with a vacuum, in many ways it's good to do so first as well, but only with a special electronics component vacuum. Canned air can get rid of a lot more hidden dust though,especially inside the coolers and inside PSUs and such.

However, NEVER, put a regular vacuum near the insides of a computer. Generally it'll mostly be fine. But a vacuum generats static electricity, you probably know its not very good to have ESDs near computer components.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 22:20

I have a compressor with a 50ltr air tank on it that I use for blowing the dust out. It can produce a blast of air at up to 120psi, so I bet it's way more powerful than this (handy) little thing. Didn't cost me much more than $50 either as I got it second hand on eBay.


Make sure it blows clean air and doesnt have any moisture in the line.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 22:25

moving air generates static. doesn't matter if you blow like canned air or suck with a vacuum. with that said, i think the dangers of generating static, in normal conditions, that would damage your hardware is greatly exaggerated.