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Edvard, i think the static did kill it. i'd just used a brush over the years on old hardware i didn't really care about - as i never ran into any trouble i got complacent and thought it was a safe method - which is obviously wasn't.

i won't be using any kind of brush in future (except for tickling cranioscopical).

i like the look of those metrovaca but they don't seem to be available in the UK.

Given Edvard's propensity for the more... shall we say robust solutions (I lean it up against a fence outside and fire up the electric leaf blower!!)
perhaps this would appeal.

Another big suck

tinjaw recommends to shave the computer ;D. Worked fine for me. In the past I also used the vacuum cleaner to clean the case, and microfiber cloths for the components, but I removed them prior cleaning.

And I use my fingers on difficult places. Gets you dirty, but hey, that's why they invented soap :-D

I haven't seen a battery powered one, but there is a USB powered one at

Nod5, any online site for that?
-Paul Keith (January 31, 2009, 12:23 AM)
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try Metrovac
-techidave (January 31, 2009, 09:13 PM)
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URL fixed :)
-wreckedcarzz (January 31, 2009, 11:24 PM)
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Long ago, I bought a dinky little SYBA USB vac for my laptop, but it never had enough oomph to do the desktops very well. I discovered the Metrovac attachments about 2 years ago, I think, but I don't really use it enough. About once a month, I'll power down a machine, let it cool, and pop the case for a blow n' wipe. Seems to work.  I'm even less organized with keyboards. I buy 2-3 of the cheapest boards whenever I get down to my last new one. Cleaning involves turning them over and whacking them on the desk! Why so many boards? Well, I've found you can't drink a cup of tea and laugh uproariously at the same time.



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