A computer has become a need in today’s world and because of its extreme usage, you have to maintain it properly as well. There can be dust build up within the PC and a large amount of dust hampers it from cooling down. This can lead to malfunction in the long run. Compressed air is recommended for cleaning your PC and removing the dust, but it can be quite costly and multiple cans are needed for proper cleaning. Of course, this doesn’t make it a feasible option.
Then, how to clean dust from PC without compressed air? You can check out some of the options below:
- Brush, rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs
Make sure the power supply is off and PC is cooled down when you remove its panels and filters. Take a brush or cloth to wipe away the dust from the inside. You can dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and use it for wiping the unreachable spots. You can do the same with the fans. Depending on the access, you can use a brush or a cotton swab to clean CPU, graphics card, power supply and motherboard.
- Vacuum cleaner
Another effective option to clean out the dust and dirt from the PC is a vacuum cleaner. You can find several mini vacuum cleaners that are especially designed to be used on computers. You can use it for sucking dirt or dust or as a wind blower. These come with anti-static technology to prevent damage to PCs.
- Silicon blower
Also called hand blower, this works as a compressed air canister. The primary benefit of using it is that it is very cheap, so you will not need to buy it repeatedly. Once the silicon container part is squished, it blows air blast and the pressure is enough to clean the dust.