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    Default CPU cleaning with Air Compressor

    As the title suggest, does any of you have any experience with cleaning your CPU using an air compressor? Blowers seem to leave a thin residue of dirt in CPU and components inside it. On the other hand, Portable Compressed Air Canisters are pretty costly for regular use. So, stumbling YouTube, I found out couple of videos showing using an Air Compressor to clean CPUs. Popular YouTube channels like LinusTechTips also has videos showing the use of Air Compressors (link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9T6WGFmam0). Here is one from another channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NnbrfDiL94

    So, any comments or suggestions on that? Plus, any idea from where in Dhaka I can get a good Air Compressor at a reasonable price or do I need to bring one from abroad?

    N.B.: Since, this post isn't entirely technical the forum moderator can move it to appropriate section if he or she wishes.

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    You can look for air compressor in AC and fridge repair shops. But personally I feel safer using a 1 inch paint brush with blower than using high pressure jet of compressed air.

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    U can also look into auto repair shops. But I guess those compressors will be pretty expensive too. And high power air compressor can easily blow of a cap or two. So u needa be really carefull using that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MusharratC View Post
    U can also look into auto repair shops. But I guess those compressors will be pretty expensive too. And high power air compressor can easily blow of a cap or two. So u needa be really carefull using that.
    You will never be able to blow off a cap with jet air . Try pulling out a CAP from a dead pcb with your hand. But small smd resistors can be blown away easily when jet air is used on a old pcbs or pcbs that usually goes through cycles of hi/low temp. Since many of these SMD components are already in brittle condition.

    So yeah gentle brushing with soft long bristle is safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minitt View Post
    You will never be able to blow off a cap with jet air . Try pulling out a CAP from a dead pcb with your hand. But small smd resistors can be blown away easily when jet air is used on a old pcbs or pcbs that usually goes through cycles of hi/low temp. Since many of these SMD components are already in brittle condition.

    So yeah gentle brushing with soft long bristle is safe.
    Asholeo? Honestly didn't know. Someone told me long ago that this might happen! Was too young too believe whatever I was told. Thanks for letting me know bhai.

    And sorry OP, for the wrong info.

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