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#1 Bael

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 04:40 AM

So, my laptop has slowly been developing some CPU overheating issues. It's between 2-3 years old and I've never cleaned the ventilation system on it, so I can only assume it's completely caked with dust, as the overheating is frequent and severe.

I've been hearing for years that you can buy cans of compressed air, and that these are suitable for cleaning PC ventilation. So, I went out to my local hardware stores in search of a can of compressed air. However, after visiting three stores I was unable to find "plain" compressed air - the best I could see was an emergency tyre inflation can, but it had a "flammable contents" symbol on it.

So, question is, what am I looking for exactly? I didn't expect it to be difficult to find these cans at all. Thanks.

#2 Azure Skye

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 05:06 AM

i hope you are looking in a computer shop or a supermarket and not a hardware store. XD

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:15 AM

You can get them almost anywhere, and they are just called air dusters, air in a can, etc. It's not really air, but rather a liquid compressed by pressure. Just don't flip the can or tip it sideways.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:52 AM

You can find them at staples, office depot and walmart in the US.

#5 Agent Lucien

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:06 AM

I think we get them at Walmart around here.

#6 Bael

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 06:12 AM

Sorry I didn't pop earlier in and thank those who responded to my topic - thanks!

It would seem I was simply being dumb looking at hardware stores. I went to the nearest office supplies store (four blocks away from my house) and found exactly what I was looking for. :zip:

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 06:18 AM

You could have just bought a bag of Lay's


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#8 Azure Skye

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 06:20 AM

View PostBael, on 25 July 2012 - 06:12 AM, said:

Sorry I didn't pop earlier in and thank those who responded to my topic - thanks!

It would seem I was simply being dumb looking at hardware stores. I went to the nearest office supplies store (four blocks away from my house) and found exactly what I was looking for. :zip:
Told you! The ones in the hardware store are for a different application to use and its not delicate  for your computers

Edited by Azure Skye, 25 July 2012 - 06:31 AM.


#9 Sleepyx732

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:02 AM

Well I can't say much that hasn't already been said here... So I'll just say this.

ProTip: Don't inhale the stuff, it deprives your body of oxygen and can make you pass out and possibly die (oh noes!). But whats really dangerous is it destroys all those precious memories in your brain :lol:

Edited by Sleepyx732, 25 July 2012 - 07:03 AM.


#10 Faer

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:16 AM

View PostBael, on 21 July 2012 - 04:40 AM, said:

but it had a "flammable contents" symbol on it.
The hilarious part of this is that the right cans actually have the "THIS CAN CAN EXPLODE" symbol on it usually in addition to warnings that it can blow the hell up if heated.

Anyway, you found it. Have fun with your fresh and clean electronics!




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