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#31 HawkMan

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 11:02

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Yes but usually PCs are NEVER moved or touched. Consoles can be moved, they are in cabinants, etc. Imagine if one of those tubes are damaged and/or overheated and melt. It would ruin the entire machine.

And you talk about dust accumulation. No gamer should ever have to "service" his console like a PC.

 

again, fully enclosed loop systems like the Corsair H series don't need any services they can be moved without problems, you can swig them around like nunchucks and they won't break. so that's not a problem.

 

but an enclosed system would bump the price by probably 50-100 for no good reason, both for costs of the system and because it's slightly more work to install them.

 

but moving the box and damaged tubes isn't a problem, price is.

 

Also, you have to vacuum the intakes on your consoles just like any PC. 




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Posted 26 November 2013 - 11:11

Hello,

Also, you have to vacuum the intakes on your consoles just like any PC.

Source? Ive never read this in a console's manual.

Maybe its because I missed last gen but....

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 11:23

Hello,

I went ahead and downloaded the Xbox 360 manual:

TAKE CARE OF YOUR XBOX 360
Usage and Cleaning
Use in accordance with these instructions:
• Do not use near any heat sources.
• Only use attachments/accessories specified by Microsoft.
• Disconnect the console power supply from electrical power to
prevent the console from being turned on and off or the disc
tray from being ejected during cleaning.
• Clean the outside of the Xbox 360 console only. Make sure that
no objects are inserted into ventilation openings.
• Use a dry cloth—do not use abrasive pads, detergents, scouring
powders, solvents (for example, alcohol, gasoline, paint thinner,
or benzene), or other liquid or aerosol cleaners.
• Do not use compressed air.
• Do not use DVD head cleaner devices.
• Do not attempt to clean connectors.
• Clean the console feet and the surface on which the Xbox 360
console rests with a dry cloth.
• Clean the surface on which the sensor rests with a dry cloth.
• Do not allow the console or sensor to become wet. To reduce
the risk of fire or shock, do not expose the console or sensor to
rain or other types of moisture.
To clean Xbox 360 game discs, DVDs or audio CDs:
• Hold discs by the edges; do not touch the disc surface with
your fingers.
• Clean discs using a soft cloth, lightly wiping from the center
outward.
• Do not use solvents; they can damage the disc. Do not use disc
cleaning devices.

It says nothing about vacuming and also says not to use compressed air. Most mom and pops families dont even read the manual :rofl:

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 11:40

I'd say if you need to read in a manual that you need to vacuum/clean intakes on a console when the whole console and especially intakes are covered in house dust... well then you're probably one of those americans that need to be told that you can't dry your baby in the microwave. for me, it's common sense, I don't read manuals, but even I know I need to clean dirty consoles and clogged up air vents.  but it probably is in the manuals, just like it's mentioned in the manual not to put the power brick on fluffy carpets or cover the air vents. 



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 11:41

Hello,

I went ahead and downloaded the Xbox 360 manual:

TAKE CARE OF YOUR XBOX 360
Usage and Cleaning
Use in accordance with these instructions:
• Do not use near any heat sources.
• Only use attachments/accessories specified by Microsoft.
• Disconnect the console power supply from electrical power to
prevent the console from being turned on and off or the disc
tray from being ejected during cleaning.
• Clean the outside of the Xbox 360 console only. Make sure that
no objects are inserted into ventilation openings.
• Use a dry cloth—do not use abrasive pads, detergents, scouring
powders, solvents (for example, alcohol, gasoline, paint thinner,
or benzene), or other liquid or aerosol cleaners.
• Do not use compressed air.
• Do not use DVD head cleaner devices.
• Do not attempt to clean connectors.
• Clean the console feet and the surface on which the Xbox 360
console rests with a dry cloth.
• Clean the surface on which the sensor rests with a dry cloth.
• Do not allow the console or sensor to become wet. To reduce
the risk of fire or shock, do not expose the console or sensor to
rain or other types of moisture.
To clean Xbox 360 game discs, DVDs or audio CDs:
• Hold discs by the edges; do not touch the disc surface with
your fingers.
• Clean discs using a soft cloth, lightly wiping from the center
outward.
• Do not use solvents; they can damage the disc. Do not use disc
cleaning devices.

It says nothing about vacuming and also says not to use compressed air. Most mom and pops families dont even read the manual :rofl:

 

but it does say to clean the outside. for most vacuuming is a lot better and easier then trying to wipe of the dust that gets stuck in the vents. 



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 12:14

well then you're probably one of those americans that need to be told that you can't dry your baby in the microwave. f

 

I don't think that comment was necessary.

 

 

As far as vacuuming your console intakes/vents goes, unless you live in a really dusty place, have a pet which moults or you have the console on carpet/close to the floor then I don't think it is all that necessary. Light dusting and keeping a house that is generally clean seems to work pretty well.

 

I had my PS3 for about 3 years before I finally decided to open it and see just how much crap had accumulated inside over the years; there was basically none. I probably ran a greater risk of accidentally damaging the system by opening it than any benefit I would have gained by cleaning it. I didn't even bother wasting my compressed air to clean it.



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 12:34

But in those 3 years you probably cleaned the outside and fan grills. you should never really need to open it for cleaning. that goes for computers to if you buy decent cases anyway, but that's up to the builder. 



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 14:19

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But in those 3 years you probably cleaned the outside and fan grills. you should never really need to open it for cleaning. that goes for computers to if you buy decent cases anyway, but that's up to the builder.

I cant speak for the modern consoles but I had a Xbox (the original Xbox 1) and I never cleaned it....and I live in a attic! Still boots perfectly to XBMC.

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 14:38

But in those 3 years you probably cleaned the outside and fan grills. 

 

True. but I never recall using a vacuum. I never use a vacuum on electronics as a principle.

 

you should never really need to open it for cleaning. 

 

Couldn't help myself. Once I saw a youtube vid about disassembling one I had to pull mine apart. :p

 

 

 that goes for computers to if you buy decent cases anyway, but that's up to the builder. 

 

 

 In my experience, how close a case is to the floor, especially a carpeted floor, dictates how much crap ends up in the case. It's also true with laptops: if it is used primarily on a desk there isn't a lot of crap inside it, if it is used on beds, couches, laps etc. it seems to accumulate more dust and particles.



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 15:04

True. but I never recall using a vacuum. I never use a vacuum on electronics as a principle.

 

 

 

on isn't a problem, just a better way to clean. inside, bad idea, unless it's one designed for electronics that is anti static.