Clean The Dusty Innards Of Your Laptop

This is a potential warranty voider, but some folks on Instructables have put together some instructions for cleaning the dusty insides of you laptop, which should extend its life.

Then again, if you break the laptop, the point is sort of moot. If your laptop is experiencing overheating issues, however, it might well be worth the risk and the cost of a few q-tips.—MEGHANN MARCO

Cleaning Your Laptop Cooling System [Instructables]
Extend Your Laptop’s Life. Clean the Dust Out of Its Heat Sink [Instructables]

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  1. KernelPanic says:

    Four words.

    Can of compressed air…

    kp

  2. HawkWolf says:

    just tangentially related, don’t forget to clean your desktop PC’s video card cooler when you’re cleaning your desktop. I did that to my roommate’s PC recently and drastically reduced the hair-dryer howl it produced.

  3. amb1545 says:

    Here I thought I was reading consumerist and not lifehacker…

  4. SuperJdynamite says:

    “Can of compressed air”

    I’ve discovered that you can increase the dirt blasting power of a spray duster by running it under hot water for a minute before using it.

  5. AcidReign says:

    …..Nice, SuperJdynamite. You can also blast acne by putting a lit lighter in front of your face and spraying Lysol through it. (We used to kill roaches this way back in school, till we accidentally set the carpet on fire…)

    …..The can of 3M dust Remover I’m looking at has copious bursting warnings about exposing it to sun or heat, and such. Hmm, I wonder if 1,1-difluoroethane burns. Yes, says Wikipedia. Mmm. Flash-fire! I’ve got to head outside and try this!