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[center][size=6]Metro Vacuum ED500[/size][/center]
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[center]$50.82 and made in the USA[/center]
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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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[quote name='warwagon' timestamp='1333736084' post='594782704']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.[/quote]
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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[quote name='warwagon' timestamp='1333736084' post='594782704']

[center][size=6]Metro Vacuum ED500[/size][/center]
[center][url="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001J4ZOAW/ref=oh_o01_s00_i00_details"]http://www.amazon.co...s00_i00_details[/url][/center]
[center]$50.82 and made in the USA[/center]
[center][size=8][img]http://images.highspeedbackbone.net/skuimages/large/M163-1040-main-sp.jpg[/img][/size][/center]

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.

[size=5][b]Note[/b][/size]

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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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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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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[quote name='ozgeek' timestamp='1333764404' post='594783368']
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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Vacuuming doesn't get dust out as good as blowing with compressed air.
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[quote name='xendrome' timestamp='1333765256' post='594783386']
Vacuuming doesn't get dust out as good as blowing with compressed air.
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Exactly, plus in most cases it produces static electricity in the process which isn't good for circuit boards!
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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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[quote name='ozgeek' timestamp='1333765951' post='594783400']
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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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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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Datavac-Electric-Duster-ED-500-220-240V/dp/B003BZCOKK

Ouch :/
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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.

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0As-RVcqGc"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0As-RVcqGc[/url]

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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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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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[quote name='ozgeek' timestamp='1333764404' post='594783368']
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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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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[quote name='Slugsie' timestamp='1333835963' post='594784832']
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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Make sure it blows clean air and doesnt have any moisture in the line.
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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.

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I have one of these and it's fantastic.

Don't have to worry about it running out and it's far more powerful than an ordinary can of compressed air. (Y)

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[quote name='linsook' timestamp='1333837546' post='594784858']
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.
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Except blowing air keeps your staticy equipment away from sensitive electronics as you don't push it all the way into whatever you're cleaning. Vacuums you put the plastic nozzle right into the case much to close for comfort of even touching

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50$ and it seems a bit to powerful. Wish it could give the same PSI as canned air then it would be sweet.

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Will pick one up when I have some spare cash. But until then, I'll use my electric air mattress pump.

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Thanks for the review warwagon - I used to walk by those 100 times @ Fry's and thought they would suck so I kept walking.

There is no freaking way Im gonna stick a hose from my Dyson inside my computer - I want it clean, not have the paint sucked off of it..

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[quote name='warwagon' timestamp='1333765317' post='594783390']
Exactly, plus in most cases it produces static electricity in the process which isn't good for circuit boards!
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A cousin of mine insisted on vacuuming out his case....and not only did he end up frying his motherboard and processor, he unplugged about 90 percent of the wires leading to the power/reset switches on the outside of his case...he tried to get 'em plugged back in, but long story short: West Texas is a VERY dusty and static electricity prone place...you have to take care of electronics with a special touch....and when I was in electronics class, the ground strap became my friend.....and to this day, I HAVE to use one....so I'm with warwagon here on this one....use a ground strap even if you don't think you need it......static electricity can be very destructive. All it takes is being burned once.
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The static electricity is generate in the hose and specifically the plastic nozzle of the vacuum, the long hose actually makes it worse as there much more surface and distance to generate static electricity on. And as I said before, the vacuum nozzle you put inside the case, close or even on the components, the compressed air nozzle, canned or from a generator thing, you hold outside it and the pressure is more than high enough to blow it clean from well outside the case, also helps you cover a bigger area and blow the dust away.
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you can vaccum the computer but it will just been clean from the outside. Inside there will still be dust. Nothing beats a 250l air compressor :D. My computer is like virtually new. Not a single dust spec isnide my power supply or any other closed space.
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[quote name='DARKFiB3R' timestamp='1333768683' post='594783452']
[url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Datavac-Electric-Duster-ED-500-220-240V/dp/B003BZCOKK"]http://www.amazon.co...V/dp/B003BZCOKK[/url]

Ouch :/
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I'd rather just buy the compressed air at that price.

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[quote name='ozgeek' timestamp='1333764404' post='594783368']
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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Terrible idea.
Normal house vacuums create massive amounts of static electricity. That's bad.

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