Iceland volcanic ash and my PC

sam tygier samtygier at
Tue Apr 20 21:42:44 UTC 2010

On 19/04/10 10:09, axel wrote:
> His recommendation was to blow high pressure purified air into fan
> intakes.
> Further reading on the subject , I found the opposite opinion :that was
> the last thing you should do, as it blows all the dust inwards...past
> the filters and into the system.
> i.e. in other words the remedy lies in using a vacuum cleaner and point
> it at the fan intakes.
> Now with all this ash coming my way...
> I would appreciate your thoughts on the subject,
> Cheers,
> Axel.


i have heard that vacuum cleaners create static electricity, which is bad for computer chips. i recommend getting inside and using compressed air to blow stuff out.


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