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Canned air - safe for new laptop?

by rs913 / December 14, 2008 4:14 AM PST


I have a 6 month old HP laptop and just got my hands on one of those cans of compressed air. I'm wondering if it's a good idea to use this to clean my laptop keyboard.

Is there any risk that this could cause any damage? Also, for anyone who's done this, any tips on how exactly to do it? (i.e. how to position the can/nozzle)

The reason I'm considering it is because my backspace key squeaks, and HP tech support suggested cleaning the keyboard as a solution. I also might have some debris elsewhere in the keyboard.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Only one time I found it to damage a machine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2008 4:54 AM PST

The owner thought it great fun to rev up the fan to 100,000 RPM.

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by CascaLonginus / December 14, 2008 12:10 PM PST

I use a 2 gallon air compressor @ 40 psi to clean my computer, canned air is harmless

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