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HP DV6 can't open fan to lubricate (picture inside)

A couple days ago, My Laptop (HP dv6-6c65se) fan started alternating between no noise (but still working) and high noise (as if the fan is hitting a metal) every few minutes. I tried cleaning the dust ...
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Cleaning oil paint off touchpad?

An artist used this Gateway FX6860 and now there are streaks of oil paint on the touchpad. What soap or solvent will effectively clean the paint without any harm to the touchpad or surrounding ...
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What is better oil for oiling fans: grapeseed or refined? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use oil from kitchen for oiling my fans I want to oil my CPU fan, maybe case fan too (in future). But I have found only mineral oil in my home. I have grapeseed and ...
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Can I use oil from the kitchen for oiling my fans?

I am going to clean my computer. First I want to oil my fans (CPU, GPU, and case fan). I don't have any machine oil. Can I use oil from the kitchen (sunflower or rapeseed) to oil them?
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Cleaning a keyboard of oil?

How does one remove oil, lubricant, or the liquid from a snow globe from the plastic sheets (with conductive traces) of a keyboard? Originally, I didn't think that the liquid was conductive, or not ...
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How to oil SMPS fan?

How do I oil an switched-mode power supply (SMPS) fan? The SMPS fan on my old Pentium 4 box is fairly noisy of late. A. Should the fan be oiled? B. What precautions should be taken? C. Where ...
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How to use mineral oil cooling safely?

I've heard some people talk about cooling a computer by immersing the hardware in mineral oil, and seen a few videos on YouTube demonstrating it. Maybe I'm just overthinking it, but this sounds a ...