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by tyanna5 / May 15, 2013 2:17 AM PDT

How do you clean a hard drive with compressed air?

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Just point the can at the drive
by wpgwpg / May 15, 2013 2:40 AM PDT
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Usually hard drives don't need much in the way of cleaning, it's usually the fans and air ducts. You can point the can wherever you see dust bunnies and give them a blow though. You definitely don't have to disconnect or remove hard drives.
Good luck.

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Be careful
by Willy / May 16, 2013 2:05 AM PDT
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I don't know about your setup or circumstances, but HD cleaning is very basic. Just a blast or two will do. If you need more than that, please explain. HDs are "sealed units" and you don't want to compromise the "air exchange pressure filter" and if you do that's a soon to be broken HD(rare). So, don't go crazy cleaning a HD if you use some compressor type setup. Of course, you can clean the surrounding area and if the frt. panel has a filter or hidden from view, clean the inlets as well. Frt. panels can be removed or accessed for cleaning, just check the manual or support website for instructions of access.

tada -----Willy Happy

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