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How do I clean dust from a computer?

I didn't have any of the air pressure bottles left when I last looked around. I have one of those silk (or something) cloths that are used to clean glasses and monitors. Is it a bad idea to use this? Not sure if its static.

What can I use that may be lying around the house to dust the inside of my computer?

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Alot of these cloths use static to collect the dust, BE CAREFUL, ESD will wreck your pc. –  Kyle Feb 6 '11 at 22:35

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Use a paintbrush with a wooden handle and natural bristle (NOT nylon) head to gently dislodge and brush away the dust - doing this outside is best. Don't even think about using a vacuum cleaner unless it is designed for electronic equipment.

Edit: Kyle is right - avoid those types of cloth.

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