Cleaning the Laptop Fans/Vents Without Disasembling The Laptop?

Discussion in 'Notebook Cosmetic Modifications and Custom Builds' started by Steven, Nov 10, 2012.

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  1. Steven

    Steven God Amongst Mere Mortals

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    I want to maintain my laptop to the best of my ability to ensure that it lasts me for many years to come. However, I'm afraid of opening up my laptop and spraying the fans with compressed air because I'm scared I'll screw up. I was wondering how I could go about cleaning the laptop without opening up the back? Could I spray the vents with compressed air? (Although, I've heard this just blows the dust further within the laptop further complicating matters.)

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  2. Silverfern

    Silverfern Notebook Deity

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    use the force and it will come out...jk, how do you expect it to come out without opneing it up? what laptop do you have? i love opening my laptop up for fun, as long as you dont stab things you wont break anything
     
  3. Steven

    Steven God Amongst Mere Mortals

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    Opening up the laptop is not an option.
     
  4. Syndrome

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    You can just blow them out with the compressed air. I don't really like to do it as I think putting that much pressure on your fans will wear out the bearings faster. But it does get it clean, maybe not as clean as taking it apart but it cleans it better than nothing.
     
  5. Silverfern

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    but how do you blow them out without opening the cover? you are blowing them back into the laptop, which isnt such a good idea :S also why cant you just open up the cover? it doesnt void warranty. just dont play with the heat sinks
     
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    Even blowing it 'back into the laptop' is going to help alot versus not blowing it at all. Unless the design of the laptop is retarded(like the asus G73) then it isn't really to big of a deal to just blow it back in IMO.
     
  7. MasterRevan

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    Open up the laptop, compressed air, done!
     
  8. Krane

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    Speaking of opening up the laptop why is there yet no panel/port/slot for this? What year are we in again?
     
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    I don't think it's ever been done since so many would just take the bottom cover off anyways. I know I would even if there were some sort of opening because I need to know where the dust is going that I'm blowing around.
     
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    Not sure what you mean by disassembling, opening the back cover and removing the dust build up on the fan with compressed air (or brushing) is far from disassembly, compared to other laptops like HP where you need to open the case, remove the bezels, remove the keyboard then the top part of the motherboard just so you could access the fan and grills to clean off.

    with sager, it's just removing the back cover then cleaning, if you want to repaste then you disassemble the heatsink and repaste.

    I'd rather not blow the dust with compressed air going into the laptop as over time this will add more build up of dust inside, instead removing the panel, dislodging the dust build up with a toothpick or cotton swab with alcohol then spraying with compressed air going out of the vents.
     
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