THE CHOSEN ONE
Guy can any one guide my fo desktop cleaning including the heatsink of cpu ...and plz tell me the prerequisties also ...any cleaning products need ti be purchased ...my config is in my sig
Many options exist.
1. Vacuum cleaner blowing in a low setting onto the computer box placed in a corner on the terrace/balcony.
2. Electronics cleaning putty.
3. Dismantle and clean (this may rule out some parts due to the warranty stickers etc, and also because some times it is not easy for everyone to separate the electronic/electrical parts from the others since many of them are glued in place by the maker etc.)
i. The electronic parts in IPA with lint free cloth or cotton.Since the method 3 takes a lot of time and labour, even though it cleans the gear best, things look dirty within hours.
ii. Plastic parts in soap or detergent solution, or Vanish/Easy Off Bang. I didn't use Harpic because it has 10% HCl.
iii. Metal parts similar to plastic parts but dry them immediately in Sun.
Also, due to the washing, some of the lubrication applied during manufacturing may also get washed.
Not a big deal about the direction of airflow - it's simple.
- The blades are concave to the side the air flows to. Example - look up at the ceiling fan.
- The fan itself has an X shaped frame on the side of air flow.
The first point is a bit confusing, and easier way, have a look at your kitchen exhaust fan, it can give you a clear idea on the direction of flow...Notice the barebones of fan are *inside* of your kitchen, and the other side is pointing outside
In this fan, it's clear that the air will flow to the REAR of the picture, that is, inside the plane of the paper or forum or whatever Use some common sense and you're good to go
screw that, every fan has 2 arrows on its side, showing :
1. airflow direction
2. direction in which the blades turn