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Canned Air is a thing of the past with the Metro Vacuum ED500

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#31 ShMaunder



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Posted 09 April 2012 - 14:36

This thing looks awesome, though the rip-off UK price is just not feasible.

Though seriously, has anybody killed their computer after cleaning with a standard vacuum cleaner? I used a Henry vacuum cleaner to clean out over 80 computers in a school some years back. As well as it doing a good job of cleaning out bits of sandwich, garbage and dust they all worked fine afterwards (in fact, much better).

After probably fixing around 100+ computers in that school and only taking the "touch the PSU" precaution, I haven't managed to blow any computers due to static. Maybe the older electronic circuit boards are more vulnerable to this?

#32 spy beef

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 14:38

I use a vacuum with a metal nozzle connected to ground.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 14:51

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

I have a small vacuum cleaner that was designed to use on electronics. It sucks on one end and blows on the other. You just have to make sure that it is clean before blowing. It does have a filter. It also does not blow hard enough to remove components but it does a great job on dust. I think I paid around $20 for it in the late 90's and it still works.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 22:37

How often are you guys cleaning your pcs?

About every couple weeks. I live in a dusty area. so dust collects on the grill and this is a sign to vacuum out the inside.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 16:00

Good Shout! Thanks for the heads up!

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 18:43

Before / After photo added to first post.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 18:49

This thing saves so much cans that are usually wasted on fans and heatsink's.

You can get one with a Uk 3 pin plug here http://www.mrpcclean...12gtclmqrh6c7s0

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 18:52

Got one of these for Christmas. They are quite good.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 19:01

I had $80 at Amazon from Gift Card credit. I am a Prime member, so thanks to free Prime Shipping I will have it on Tuesday (possibly even Monday)!

Thanks for sharing this. I was literally just looking at my box of canned air last night, realized I only had 1 left, and was dreading spending another 20+ bucks on a 6 pack. This is truly perfect, and will really come in handy with much more than just my computer. I found out this winter my dog (who was only a mere puppy last winter) sheds like a mad man in the winter, and since we do most of our hanging out in my TV room, my consoles and laptops are not only getting dust on them, but his hair as well. This will be PERFECT for that. Even if it is loud, I prefer clean over loud, and can just blow it all in one corner, then pick it up with the Dyson.

I was truly struggling for what to get with my credit. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 19:09

Nice, I might look at getting one.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 19:15

eh, air compressor and 8 HP shop vac in reverse work just as good

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 19:45

Quite expensive. Wouldn't it be cheaper to simply liquid cool your PC and have done with it. Hey presto, no dustieo.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 20:10



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 20:16



Here : http://www.amazon.ca...57330526&sr=8-1

$79 is much better...

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 20:27

back on topic, if you want compressed air, just buy an actual compressor, you can get cheap ones for the price of this thing, and you can use it for a lot more than just cleaning computers :)

Accept if you do that you have to make SURE that it has a moisture filter. Because those things do spray condensation water droplets.