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Will using a bicycle pump to clean my laptop damage it?

I have a Lenovo G580 laptop. Unfortunately, there is no way to access the fan even after opening maintenance hatch, so I have no real way of removing dust from the cooling vents without using some ...
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How to clean/what to do about getting liquid form of compressed air cleaner on computer equipment?

I'm a little worried. I was using some compressed air cleaner (to be specific, Office DepotĀ® Brand Cleaning Duster) to try to blow the dust off some dusty parts of my computer. The instructions are ...
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Greasy water in laptop's DIMM slot

My wife was having dinner in front of (on top of) the laptop and she spilled some soup onto it, right above the touchpad. Almost all of the soup ended up in the upper DIMM slot which sits underneath ...
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I want to clean my HP HDX 16's keyboard, can I remove the keys?

The time has come to clean my HP laptop's keyboard under the actual keys where much and dust has gathered. Can I safely remove the keys to clean it, then put them back, or if not, what is the most ...
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Cleaning the sticky keys of a touchpad on a laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unpacking a laptop touchpad to clean it How do I access and clean the area around my laptop's touchpad? I accidentally got some apple juice under my laptop keys. It was ...
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Is it okay to vacuum a laptop keyboard?

Is it okay to vacuum a laptop keyboard? Would it cause any damage?
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Cleaning out laptop hinges and buttons after a soda spill

I had a soda spill on my laptop. I only had technical issues with the keyboard but I fixed that by purchasing a new keyboard part. However, I still have issues with stickyness on the hinges between ...
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Clean toshiba a300d 14r

i'm not able to open my notebook, a toshiba a300d-14r. Googling i don't find any useful information... This is official site: ...
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Do I risk destroying the fan if I use a vacuum cleaner on my laptop?

To get rid of dust that had gathered near the fan, I put a vacuum cleaner to the air intake (with the computer turned off). This removed the dust. It also caused the fan to rotate at a fairly high ...
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cleaning an inspiron 500 m [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you clean your laptop? I have been running my inspiron 500 m in a very dusty (plaster dust) environment. I would like to remove the bottom cover and clean the ...
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How can I keep my keyboard clean?

I know there are lots of articles out there on getting a keyboard clean, but I'd like to prevent my keyboard from getting nasty in the first place. The biggest problem isn't anything like food ...
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Unpacking a laptop touchpad to clean the keys

How can I get to and remove the touchpad buttons on my laptop in order to try and clean them and the area around the buttons? I have an Acer laptop and I think I have a hardware problem where ...
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Asus z53 laptop overheating problem

I'm wondering if anyone encountered overheating of an Asus laptop? Especially the z53 model? Usually the right side of the laptop and vent in the upper corner is blowing hot air when under even ...
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Storing disassembled electronics

Background I had a recent spillage of coffee on my MacBook (aluminium Unibody late-2008 model). I immediately turned it off and left it to dry out for about 24 hours and all appears to be well, with ...
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How can laptop keyboard keys be removed and replaced?

I'm trying to fix a laptop keyboard that has issues with keys on its left side. Just by feel, it's clear that something sticky got under there. There could be something crunchy too, but that might ...
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How to clean a laptop screen?

I have a laptop that is about 2 years old, and the screen is getting very dirty, full of smudges from my fingers (yes, I know, I shouldn't touch the screen). The screen is not glass, it's soft and ...
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How to clean HP6715 laptop?

hp6715 series - I need to open it and clean it, and by the looks of it, it doesn't seem to be that simple of a job. I searched through hp's pages, but couldn't find any manual that describes the ...
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Can you actually Wash a laptop? [closed]

I remember Joel mentioning it on a the stackoverflow podcast that you could wash a laptop under a tap. Has anyone done this? Is there not parts that would just rust up when drying the laptop?