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Cleaning Dust off of Lenovo Y50

Question: Cleaning Dust off of Lenovo Y50

Hi, I've recently just purchased the lenovo Y50. I noticed that the ventalation areas on the bottom of the laptop are accumulating a lot of dust. I was wondering how to clean this? Should I take off the bottom cover and try to blow the dust out or take some kind of wet sponge and swipe across the exterior of the vent? Thanks!

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Answer: Cleaning Dust off of Lenovo Y50

Welcome to the forum! I would try using a can of compressed air to blow out the fan and ventilation grills. Use short bursts of air to blow out the passages as long burst may over rev the fan. Also be sure to blow air in both the intake and exhaust grills to remove dust from both directions. That always works best for me. Canned compressed air is available at any office supply store or big box store. I would avoid using a damp cloth or sponge on the grills until you have the insides blown out of all the dust bunnies. Getting the inner accumulated dust wet may solidify it when dried if it isn't totally removed. If you have any removable covers on the bottom that have vent slits you can remove these for cleaning. As for removing the entire laptop bottom that would take quite a bit of disassembling to accomplish that chore.

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Is it possible to clean the dust inside the lappy. or fans by the user itself?If skripatch is reading this could you please tell me you cpu temp when it is in idle ( just surfing) in power saver mode and in high perf mode separately?

Answer:Cleaning the dust? lenovo Y510

I read whole Ideapad section every day and sometimes Lenovo 3000. Just do not have time sometimes to reply. I try to reply every case I can handle... Mine is about 55-60 permanently (CPU).To clean dust you have to vent it by pressed air or take off that part of Y510 that s above cooler. Usually I vent cooler once a month - that's more than enough.





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Hello, let me begin with how satisfied i've been with my Y570 since i bought it 2 years ago, it has met every expectation i had for it. But 1 month ago, my laptop fan stopped being able to use the Efficient Thermal Dissipation from Thermal Management. Actually, the only option that seems to work is Dust Cleaning since it speeds up my fan and stops it until it's over. I already fully cleaned the fan, and i don't know what else to do. Thank you very much beforehand

Answer:Lenovo Y570 Thermal Management - Only Dust Cleaning Works

while the computer is turned off, remove the AC and battery.then Hold the power button for 15 seconds. install the battery and plug AC. Does it bring back the fan mode funtionality?





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Hi all i just bought some dust off computer cleaner for my mouse, my mouse had lots of dust in it so i thought this would be great, I thought it was just canned air but now reading on the internet Ive heard people have died from it, it accidently sort of sprayed me in the face, my eyes started burning alittle, i went and flushed out my face and eyes with water like the label told me too. but is it safe to use my mouse with that stuff sprayed all over it? I plugged in a different mouse for now. Please reply Im very worried.

Answer:Computer dust cleaner for cleaning dust out of mouse good idea?

The only way that you can die from that stuff is if you intentionally inhale it. People inhale duster to get high. Some unfortunate people have died from it because it can freeze your lungs. Your mouse should be fine. Also, if you're using a PS/2 mouse, turn the computer off before you plug it back in.

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My computer is almost 3 years old. I clean it (blow it out) about every 6 months. It is working fine but I noticed today, when I had it open, that the fan sitting on the CPU was pretty dirty and because the fan blades are far enough apart I could see down onto the top of the CPU and that was really packed full of dust. I don't see any screws or clicks holding down the fan and can't quit figure out how to remove the fan so I can clean the heat sink blades, etc.

I suppose there are a dozen ways these are attached, but could use some suggestions of how it may be fastened.

The computer is an HP Pavilion a1125c, for whatever that information may be worth.

My Upgrading and Servicing Guide that came with the PC covers just about everything but the CPU or related CPU parts.
 

Answer:Cleaning dust from CPU, fan, etc

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Question: cleaning out dust

If using a vacuum to clean out the dust inside the case, is there anything I should be aware of NOT to do? I plan on just using a vacuum tube with the brissel head thinger on it; if this can cause any problems, please let me know.
 

Answer:cleaning out dust

I'd just use a can of air to clean out the computer, while it is off.

Some vacuums are not all that strong to get rid of all the dust on all the parts.

At work we use an air compressor.
 

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Sorry its me again does anybody know the best way to it is to clean the fan plus the inlet and outlet grids of dust in a dell Inspron 1525 laptop and stopping it from getting to warm. thanks

Answer:cleaning fan, etc of dust 1525

Buy an aerosol of compressed air ad blowit out and at the same time hold the vacuum cleaner nozzle to catch the dust as it flies around.It's no good blasting it off just to settle down again, you may also need a small clean paintbrush to finish off dust that has stuck, but be sure to earth yourself before doing anything so there is no static electricity around, washing hands will also neutralise static.

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So I've had my PC for maybe two to three years now, and quite a bit of dust has accumulating on the inside, particular near the fans, due to there being vents on the sides and top of the tower. Anyway, I want to clean it out, so I bought a can of compressed air (the brand is Stoner Gust, btw), but I'm a little worried about doing this because I don't have a lot experience in this area, so I was hoping you guys could answer some questions for me:

1. I've heard that if you tilt the can, it squirts out a liquid, and this can damage your PC if gets on your motherboard or any other sensitive components. If this happens, is there anything I can do, or is my computer just ruined?

2. Would it be a good idea to try tilting the can and spraying it as practice so that I'll get a feel for how much it can be titled without causing any damage, or would this be a bad idea because it might cause the liquid to get on the nozzle and be sprayed onto my computer's components when I hold it upright and spray the air normally?

3. Is it safe to spray everywhere, motherboard included? I was under the impression this was the case, but I just wanted to be sure.

Thanks.

Oh, and if there's anything else you think I should know, I'd appreciate the input. Again, this is my first time doing this, and I really don't want to screw anything up. I can't afford to get a new computer now if I mess this one up.
 

Answer:Cleaning the dust out of my PC w/ compressed air

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If you live in a high humidity area, it is important that you pay extra attention to the dust cleaning in your computer case. A shorter period of time between cleaning is suggeted.

Areas of high humidity can cause the dust that normally gets drawn into and collects on your system components to stick like glue to things like fan blades, heatsink fins, circuit card surfaces. Thus interupting or even blocking the air flow across, or through these components. Effectively decreasing the cooling capability of your system.

In high humidity areas it might be worth a monthly or even biweekly cleaning instead of once every 3 months. I clean my system out once a month normally, but during the high humidity months I do it every 2 weeks.

This is just a suggestion to help you keep your cool!
 

Answer:Cleaning Suggestion (DUST)

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I have an Antec 900 mid tower, my system collects dust as well as a binman! I have purchased a can off compresed air(Inline Air Duster 400ml) to clean my rig with and was wondering if there are any tips you can give me on using it inside my rig. I know that i have to keep the can horizontal to prevent spraying moisture as well as air but can i spray the air directly onto my mainboard and cpu fan radiator? My specs E8500 3.16Ghz, 4Gb DDR2 667Mhz, ASUS P5N32-E SLI, XFX GTX275 896Mb.
 

Answer:Cleaning dust issue

it's safe to spray the air directly onto the mainboard from 6 or so inches away but, like you pointed out, try to avoid the moisture as much as possible. the moisture is freezing and can damage small plastic parts on contact. it's not a big deal if you get a little on certain areas but as a rule of thumb you only want to release the air inside the can. if you need to get closer to a few key components, such as the CPU heatsink, you can stick the can right in there but use short bursts.

if you want to really clean it out good you can use a compact air compressor with the side panel off the case. you can't get as close to your components as you can with just compressed air but it's more effective and you wont deplete gas or moisture.
 

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I have a air compressor in my dads garage and I have 2 years of dust sitting inside the computer. So I was thinking if I unplug the computer and take it downstairs and set it on a flat surface.

Could I just spray it out with the compressor, obviously keep it 10-12 inches away because of the pressure.

What is everyones thoughts.

Answer:Cleaning the dust out of my computer.

Anyone?

I am basically just going to spray its down and get all the dust out, also I know know one here is probably a expert on using a air compressor to spray out a computer but do you think it will reduce the temperature?

Thanks.

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after cleaning out some dust on my computer earlier tonite, i started her up and thats when trouble started... it turned on then off then on then off then on again... gave me a long beep and 4 short beeps and shut down... is my power supply on its way out? i cant figure out whats going on... please help asap... i dont want to go to bed yet lol

Answer:troubles after cleaning out dust

What did you use to clean the dust out????????

Also I checked the my little post code handbook, and 1 long 4 short does not have an entry for a POST.....

Maybe you mean 1 long 3 short, if that is the beep code, either your RAM or you Video card is not seated correctly or damaged...

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I had a processor upgrade about 2 months ago.In the 2 month period I've had it, I've noticed a 5 degree increase in temperature(both on idle and under load). I was 41 degrees at idle, now it's 46 degrees.I'm assuming this is just due to a build up of fluff/dust on the cpu heatsink and fan.I know you don't use a hoover to suck out the dust, but what's a safe way to remove this dust/fluff?As it's a Athlon xp2400+ cpu I know these sort of temperatures are nothing to worry about, but would just like to keep the temperature as low as possible.Cheers, dagwoood.

Answer:Cleaning dust from inside pc tower.

there are special aerosols for doing just that,ask at your local pc shop.

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Answer:Can i ask onsite warranty for cleaning dust in the fan

Can onsite warranty cleans the dust of fan

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Used a compressed air can to remove the dust from inside my pc. There is now a weird smell around the pc, at first i thought it was my PSU but after taking it out and smelling that and the rest of the components i cant locate it. could it just be burning dust or something?

Answer:Weird smell after cleaning dust from pc

One of the problems when using compressed air is that it can come out of the nozzle as a liquid.
Is there any chance thatyyour PC was still turned on while you did this?

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hi, a few weeks ago i opened up my computer and saw a lot of dust around the motherboard and other components, i was wondering if there is a way to clean all of this dust that is stuck to the computer parts without possibly damaging any of it.thanks in advance for the input.

Answer:question about cleaning the dust in my computer

The recommended way is to buy a an aerosol can of compressed air to blow out the dust from the mobo and fans.Maplins, PC World or local computer shop.I also use a special nozzle attachment on a vacuum cleaner to carefully clear dust from the bottom of the case.

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disclaimer:
i'm a little embarassed to even have to ask such basic questions. however, it seems easier to find information to solve technical questions than to find information spelling out what most people just know.

background for static electricity questions:
i've read that--
grounding is important when working on hardware. this can be accomplished with an antistatic wrist band and a cardboard box.

questions:
1. if we open a case on a wood kitchen table and work while standing on a tile floor, is this sufficient?
2. is there anything i should know about the tools we use? i use chopsticks to hold things out of my way, for reaching things or to help me get the cases apart when they don't just have screws. is this okay?
3. i use a regular plastic screwdriver when i need one. do i need to do anything to ground it?

about cleaning:
canned air seems to be the choice. is it the only choice? can i use a clean paintbrush, a microfiber cloth, or a magic eraser on parts. is it a HUGE no-no to use the dyson?

some of the computers my son and i have been working on are very old, most have been stored in garages. while they are working fine without much cleaning, it goes against my instinct to put anything back together without wiping it down first.

for the record, we aren't running a business. it's just something fun to do and i don't want to put a lot of funds into it.
 

Answer:Static electricity? cleaning dust?

If you touch the metal of the case, you are at the same potential as the case
Therefore you cannot harm the parts (unless you build up Static Electricity by moving around again.

The brush is OK too
 

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I have just changeed my old computer for a new Sony laptop. I used to wipe my old screen about once a month to remove dust. However after just three days the new computer is thick with dust. I have tried a camera air blower and a soft camera brush but the static appears to be so strong that I just push the dust around into little piles without removing it. Any ideas would be welcome.Regards Noels

Answer:Cleaning static dust off screen ?

Try using fabric conditioner, slightly diluted, and wipe the screen. When dry, buff up. Works for TV as well.

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Whats The Best Way To Get The Dust Off From The Case Inside Any Ideas?thanks Any Suggestions Will Help..
 

Answer:cleaning dust from acrlyic cases??/

Have you tried just a regular can of air?

I do know they make Acrlyic cleaners...bu i dont know if that is needed.
 

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Hello guys,

I actually have a problem... I unplugged my computer to clean some of the dust that was on it and when I plugged it back, I had MULTIPLE BSOD out of no where and I don't know the cause of that.

Can you guys help me please?

Thank you in advance!

Answer:BSOD just after cleaning some dust off mu computer...

You are running a counterfeit installation of windows, troubleshooting this is pointless when hackers activation exploits have done who knows what to your machine

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I recently thinking about open up Y510P and to clean to fan inside, but im having problem removing the back casing. I unscrewed everything and managed to remove the 'click' mechanism on other parts except on the bottom left part. When i applied more force trying to remove the casing on bottom left part, it feel like there's something holding it and im afraid of damaging it because i saw theres another casing attached together with the outer casing, when im trying to pull it up, seems like im not only pulling the other casing. Does anyone have experience on this? 

Answer:Y510P Dust Cleaning problem.

Hi Lupeus,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to inform you that by performing this, Laptop warranty will get VOID. Hence, we have provided a feature ?Dust Removal? which makes the Fan run faster than normal to make all the Dust/ Foreign particles to vent out automatically this can be performed in LEM (Lenovo Energy Management). Please let me know if you have performed this step.
 
Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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I run my pc with the panels off, mainly because for no particular reason it likes to forget that I have any or all hard drives and crash, until I disconnect and reconnect them at which point it can 'see' them again. I don't know why this happens.

For one, I don't know if it is good to have the side panels off, for one thought of the fan being useless, and is it absolutely essential for a well running pc?

The other and main thing I wonder, is this: Inside my PC is horrendously dusty. Three years dusty to be specific.
Especially since I have the feeling it is a main culprit for my many machine check exceptions, I feel I should probably clean it out, but I don't know the best way how. I don't have a can of compressed air, and I don't even know if that would have a chance of... dislodging some of those little chips and pieces on the circuit boards.
Basically I just don't know how I would go about effectively cleaning out the dust in a way that would not harm my hardware.

Help?
 

Answer:Cleaning dust out of the inside of your machine?

Well, I don't have a can of compressed air, So what i do. Is that I take a paint brush, inch wide, 1/2 inch thick(I wish I had a slightly smaller one) and I gently brush the inside of my PC. As for around pins on the Mobo, I use a Tiny brush and blow on the pins.... It works for me. Just be careful not to bend pins or unplug things. But thats what I do.


Nick, ^_^
 

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I have been getting Frequent BSOD after I blew away all the dust that was collected in my laptop's fan with an aircan to prevent overheating, (before cleaning around 50-60 celsius, after cleaning around 30-40 celsius)

When ever i get BSOD is when either I am browsing youtube and watching videos, or when I'm playing video games.
The errors that I have been getting are SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED, Kernel Security Check Failure and KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED.
Before all of this I also had some BSOD issues but after I updated the drivers I hadn't had any BSOD until my recent clean-up.

The DM Log Collector file is attached.

Trex

Answer:Frequent BSOD after cleaning the dust in my laptop's fan.

Dumps are all over the place and a few indictae memory_corruption. Since you have two different manufacturers of memory (Micron and Hynix) it would be a good idea to test the RAM:
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Follow this tutorial: MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums

MemTest86+ is a diagnostic tool designed to test Random Access Memory (RAM) for faults. MemTest86+ will verify that:

RAM will accept and keep random patterns of data sent to itThere are no errors when different parts of memory try to interactThere are no conflicts between memory addresses

Memtest86+ runs from bootable media to isolate the RAM from the system, no other components are taken into account during the test.

   Warning
MemTest86+ needs to run for at least 8 passes to be anywhere near conclusive, anything less will not give a complete analysis of the RAM.

If you are asked to run MemTest86+ by a Ten Forums member make sure you run the full 8 passes for conclusive results. If you run less than 8 passes you will be asked to run it again.


   Note
MemTest86+ has been known to discover errors in RAM in later passes than the eighth pass. This is for information only; if you feel there is a definite problem with the RAM and 8 passes have shown no errors feel free to continue for longer.

Running 8 passes of MemTest86+ is a long and drawn out exercise and the more RAM you have the longer it will take. It's recommended to run M... Read more

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Hi

I've been trying to figure this out for the past day searching for any answers but I've usually found people having this problem on laptops.
I have a desktop computer from Packard Bell, it has been working fine up until yesterday morning when I decided to clean it of dust to prepare it for the warm months to come, to be able to clean it easier I removed the graphic card along with the hard drives and ram, but after I put everything back and started up the computer windows no longer detected my card but instead says "Standard VGA Graphics adapter" now i'm not sure if my monitor was detected differently before but now it says Generic non-PnP Monitor and the max resolution being 1600x1200 as opposed to 1920x1280 before.

The card is obviously working as I have no integrated graphics and my monitor is connected to the card and I'm typing this from the same computer but when I try to reinstall the drivers it says it cannot find compatible graphics hardware, I made sure I downloaded the right ones.

Other things that I have tried:
-in BIOS even though there was only choice between auto or PCIE for Primary Display Adapter I set it to PCIE.
-Checked if perhaps card wasn't properly inserted but everything seems fine.
-Left computer completely unplugged from power source over night, no changes
-have not tried installing drivers in safe mode, am going to try after this is posted.

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Answer:graphic card not detected after dust cleaning

Take it out again and have a good look at the PCIe slot to make sure there isn't any dust or other crud in it. Then have a look at the cards edge connector and if its clean put it back in again and see what happens.

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I don't know if this post is appropriate for this forum section but hopefully it is. Today I cleaned my PC with canned air. Hadn't cleaned it for over a year. I opened it up, took outside and put it on a table. It wasn't too cold outside but not warm either. Then I started spraying canned air. Everything was going smoothly until I started spraying it on a part near the processor. I heard a sizzling noise. I do have to mention that I didn't give it enough time to cool off before doing this. After I was done I rigged everything back up, gave it a few minutes to go back to normal temperature and ran it. Everything does seem to be working smoothly. Though running it the first time was different. There was a different beep and I saw the "American Megathrends" screen (which I don't usually see). But running it the second and the third time was normal like always. The PC is more silent (as it should be after cleaning out the dust). Though I am still concerned about the noise. Could me being a little careless and not giving time for the PC to cool off have caused serious damage to the hardware? If you have any information about these kind of things please share it. Thank You in advance!

Answer:Sizzling noise when cleaning PC dust with canned air

You might be holding the can at an angle and some of the propellent is escaping in liquid form. When it does it is vaporizing and making that noise. Hold the can upright.

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Does the z50 amd fx7500 version support the dust removal/fan cleaning function (when using the right version of Quick Optimiser)? If so am i right in assuming the newer z50 amd a10 does too? Thanks in advance as i couldn't find any answers, even the salesman didn't know lol

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It all started with my computer clocking out,now,i have a bad habit of leaving my computer on while i sleep,but the problem was,like always,too much dust because i hadn't cleaned it in a long while.

I open the cpu and carefully clean the dust clumps from the cooler fan and corners with a toothpick like usual,and when i turn it on it says it can't find a hard drive unit in grey letters at the corner of a black screen. This a normal issue i have after cleaning and i always fix it by reconnecting the cables behind the hard drive and restarting,rarely it takes more than one try. But this time it took two tries and turned on,but froze at start up after the explorer.exe stopped responding.

I restart,and before the windows logo disappears when booting up it restarts itself,takes a long time to boot,and says it can't find the hard drive again. I go reconnect the cables and when i stand up to look at the screen ready to restart, the screen is all fuzzy like missingno,with a bunch of flashing colors.
Scared i restart,and the cpu turns on fine,but the monitor says no signal. I look down and the cooler is spinning fine,but it won't start up.
I reconnect the monitor to see if thats the issue and nothing,i try turning it off for a few minutes and nothing,i try reconnecting the hard drive and nothing,the cpu turns on but it doesn't boot up,i even tried connecting the monitor with a hdmi cable but still no signal.

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Answer:Possible hard drive failure after dust cleaning the cooler fan

It's always a good idea to turn the computer off and unplug it before probing around inside.

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Hello fellow posters:I've noticed that there is a whiny sound from the cpu for several months now ever since I got this laptop refurbished online. I've read into the problem and I've read several solutions[list]Spray the vents with compressed air without opening laptopOpen the laptop and spray on the fan holding the can air of verticallyOpen the laptop and clean the fan with a brush.[/list]I'm afraid either static or moisture will harm the laptopI opened the laptop today and noticed there were dust buildups in the wings of the fan but I didn't do anything (It was just an inspection for now I suppose).[img]http://s27.postimg.org/d9j1f43wj/X220_Common_Rem_CRU_5_palmrest_avi_snapshot_01_3.jpg[/img]This is a snapshot of some other x220 (not mine). In the upper left corner there is the cpu fan. I can access it by removing the palmrest and keyboard. I'm trying to find a way not to remove the heatsink/fan so I don't dig too dip into the laptopWhat should I do to fix this dust problem?













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Answer:Cleaning Dust from x220 fan without digging too deep into laptop

I would just remove keyboard and palmrest, block the fan with your finger, a tootpick or any other object and apply compressed air. 
 
I normally do it from the vents towards the fan, then move the fan a little and repeat the operation. After that I apply air directly to the fan vents, always blocking the fan!
 
Hope this helps...

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Hi guys,

I've attached the dump file as specified here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Things I did leading up to when it first started.

1) Updated to NVIDIA drivers v 337.88.
2) BSOD started, rare and infrequent.
3) Happened again, so I took out my PC and cleaned it out with aircan.
4) BSOD started happening more frequently.
5) Also crashes and get CPU Temperature error at BIOS beginning which won't let me start. I used real temp and also ran prime95 and got the following result using Blend torture test:

[Sun Jun 08 16:34:10 2014]
Self-test 448K passed!
Self-test 448K passed!
Self-test 448K passed!
Self-test 448K passed!

Now the BSODs seem random, at least I haven't found a common pattern between them all. Any help would be appreciated

Answer:BSOD started after cleaning out computer dust & installing gfx driver

Code:
BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8006fe3028, be000000, 800400}
You have had a 0x124 bugcheck which indicates a fatal hardware exception has occurred.
The first parameter is null which indicates a Machine Check Exception has occurred, this means the CPU found a fault with a piece of hardware which results in a system bugcheck.
The second parameter is the address of the WHEA error record.


Code:
0: kd> !errrec fffffa8006fe3028
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Common Platform Error Record @ fffffa8006fe3028
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Record Id : 01cf836982ce69a3
Severity : Fatal (1)
Length : 928
Creator : Microsoft
Notify Type : Machine Check Exception
Timestamp : 6/8/2014 22:32:27 (UTC)
Flags : 0x00000000

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Section 0 : Processor Generic
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descriptor @ fffffa8006fe30a8
Section @ fffffa8006fe3180
Offset : 344
Length : 192
Flags : 0x00000001 Primary
Severity : Fatal

Proc. Type : x86/x64
Instr. Set : x64
Error Type : Micro-Architectural Error
Flags : 0x00
CPU Version : 0x00000000000206a7
Processor ID : 0x0000000000000000

===============================================================================
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Hello, I need help on my Lenovo Companion app with it's dust removal option. I just bought my Lenovo ideapad 700 for a week now. Previously I had the dust removal option in the Lenovo Quick Optimizer widget on taskbar. After I turned it on, the option never existed anymore in the quick widget and even in Lenovo Companion app itself. Would really love to see this feature again in my new laptop.

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Hello, I need help on my Lenovo Companion app with it's dust removal option.
 
I just bought my Lenovo ideapad 700 for a week now.
 
Previously I had the dust removal option in the Lenovo Quick Optimizer widget on taskbar.
 
After I turned it on, the option never existed anymore in the quick widget and even in Lenovo Companion app itself.
 
Would really love to see this feature again in my new laptop.
 
 
Moderator comment: Subject edited to match message text.

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After i upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 i couldn't transfer the Lenovo Settings program so i only found it in the windows store but the app doesn't have the "Fan Dust Removal" button and neither in energy management program.  Is there any possible solution or the way that i can have it back is downgrade to windows 8.1 ?(and sorry for my grammar in the case i have some mistakes)

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Hi all, I previously intended to post this about 4 months ago until my hard drive failed mid post. Not even kidding. Again.  Here it is. I am unaware if it made it online or not but this is what happened and I will be adding even more detail after the 3rd or 4th technician came over. I am a tad foggy with my memory, but if I'm foggy what is this JUNK ThinkPad Twist and the TERRIBLE AND INFURIATING auto playing and never ending message on Lenovo's phone number of 18008839902. Did you know you could go online and troubleshoot my terrible Lenovo? Where can I confirm my technical support and warranty status? With Lenovo you pretty much lose. Without further ado I will begin this again provided the hard drive doesn't fail again.  Hey all, I'm sure you all know thought that when you bought a Lenovo product you thought, "I'm getting a robust well made quality product". That was what I thought too when I bought a Lenovo ThinkPad Twist. I was wrong. VERY wrong. Here are my woes and horrors with the thing. 1) First "Repair"(and beginning of a spiral into death): My HDD failed. Ok its not the end of the world and its not that bad, but after sending to Lenovo to have them repair it I patiently wait. I was initially thinking ok, they sent me an express shipping box so they must care about speed and priorities. I was WRONG AGAIN. They had my laptop for I believe a week or so before I go so angry I called them and asked what the status was and they had confused my T... Read more

Answer:Lenovo bites the dust

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Hi all, I have the lenovo y510p SLI 750m version and recently (2-3 days ago) my cpu fan on the left side of the laptop stopped working with the dust removal tool. I removed the lid and I can see both fans spinning just fine, however only the right one actually performs the dust removal when prompted. The other one stays queit and I don't feel any air pushed out of the left side. I can feel it on the right like normal though. Any ideas on how to fix this? 

Answer:Lenovo y510p Dust Utility

Hi sifuraga , 
 
Greetings. 
 
You can initially power drain the system , turning it off removing the ac adapter and battery then pressing down the power button for 12 seconds . Start the machine using the Novo button (page 82) to launch the Novo menu for BIOS set up and set BIOS defaults f9 save and exit F10. Check the BIOS version.
 
Check how it goes else proceed with uninstalling and fresh installing the Lenovo power mangement tool . Restart and recheck . 
 
Update us how things go. 
 
Regards

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Hi there After 5 months of using my laptop I want to remove dust from my computer. I want to open it but I'm afraid that I could lost my warranty. On one of the screws I've got a little sticker with lenovo sign. Spoiler (Highlight to read)











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Answer:Lenovo G510 removal of dust

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
According to your model's User Guide the replacement of the hard drive, memory or wireless card is considered CRU activities.  In otherwords those parts can be serviced by the consumer which means you can also remove the back cover without fear of voiding warranty.  Since the fan is now accessible when the cover is removed.... have fun cleaning.  If you use compressed air to clean,  remember to use short bursts of air as prolong blasts may damage the fan's bearings.
 
For your reference, here is a link to that User Guide......
 
http://www.lenovo.com/shop/americas/content/user_guides/g410_g510_ug_en.pdf

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Hi.... I have a Lenovo G580 for more than a year now... got it from my company as a gift, its warranty has ended... it worked superbly for a year, it still does but my biggest concern is that now it always stays 60 - 65 Degree C hot in idle conditions... using any heavy graphics application, it gets shut down automatically to prevent any further damage from overheating... Reason for that is the dust built up in it... I don't have a blower or cool hair dryer to use... the only way I think practicable is opening it's all screws and manually removing all the dust with the help of a brush or may be using a hot-air hair dryer (which I have) from far above... can someone guide me how to get rid of this dust with minimum disassembly possible...? any precautions also plz... I have the hardware maintenance manual with me but don't wanna try opening the lappy before knowing someone else's experience about it... Thanks....

Answer:How to remove dust from inside a Lenovo G580?

I would suggest buying a blow dryer, because you should do cleaning at regular intervals like once in every 6 months. You can refer to the user and maintenance manual for easy disassembly. Good Luck!

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Hi, i have a Lenovo y510p no SLI version, and i have this issue.When i run dust remover from energy menagement fans stop working after 5-10 seconds, and remains locked even after the program has finisched, sometimes even after a reboot.i don't understand why they stop and even how to make them start again.someone has the same problema and found a solution? Thanks

Answer:Lenovo y510p fan blocks with dust remover

They are just tired, let them rest for a while and they will start again.  On a serious note, Do you mean that they completely stop? If they do, then this is not normal.

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iam using lenovo ideapad y700 is there any way to use dust removing option like it was in y5070iam using windows 10

Answer:lenovo y700 dust removal option

Unfortunately, I haven't seen a setting for it. However, unlike previous builds, the filter looks fine enough to catch anything that would get caught up in the fan. Your best bet would be to use compressed air to blow back through the rear vents to loosen up any dust on the bottom of your PC.

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Sorry, I wasn't exactly sure what to call it. On the left side of the laptop where the dust fan opens out, it's lined by these black bars that're part of the laptop exterior. My laptop model is Y410p, but I'm guessing the build materials are pretty much the same across the Y series. (??) Anyways, a number of them broke off recently for some unknown reason (I also can't find a number of them). Touching the fan grills behind the bars is pretty unpleasant (and it's aesthetically unpleasing), so I was wondering if I needed to purchase a specific type of material to cut into shape and superglue back into place.  I'm guessing normal plastics won't fare well due to the heat, but I'm not sure what to get/what's easy to cut into shape. Any suggestions?

Answer:Lenovo Y-series Dust Fan Bars Broke

Welcome to the forum !
 
The exhaust fan grill on your model is part of the palm rest/keyboard bezel.  Unfortunately I do not know the type of plastic that is used in the making of the palm rest, but I suspect anything you do in regard to cut and gluing might not be aesthetically pleasing as well.  If you are concerned about aesthetics you might consider just having the palm rest replaced.

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Hi, does anyone know why option fan dust removal vanished in Energy Management? Is it not supported by Lenovo anymore? I have Lenovo G580 model 20150. It was such a useful function.













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Answer:No fan dust extraction in Lenovo Energy Management

I had the same problem with the G580 All you do is uninstall energy manegment then reinstall it from The Lenovo Page

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I couldn't find the dust removal setting, It used to be on the Lenovo settings app, but it merged with Vantage Now i can't seem to find it I have a lenovo Y50-70 Gtx 960m

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I'm trying to solve the fan issue that I've been having with my new Lenovo y40-80 by running Dust Removal in Energy Manager but the option to do so isn't there. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling a bunch of different versions I've found through other threads but still the Dust Removal option isn't showing. Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Dust Removal missing in Lenovo y40-80 Windows 10

Here's a similar post with a similar computer. It seems that the option was taken away. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Dust-Removal-option-is-not-existing/td-p/178102...

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I just found out a visible dust(<1mm size) under the screen of my lenovo y580.It is at the middle of the screen and I was quite annoyed with it.I thought laptop screen should be firmly sealed?Why is a dust can stuck in there?Or is it normal to let a dust get into it?Should I send it to SC to fix it, scare more and more dusts will be inside in future.













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Answer:Dust trapped under the screen of my Lenovo Y580

Anyone can help me with this?What shall i do?

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Hello All, I'm trying to find the software to run anti-dust on my laptop Lenovo ideapad 310-15IKB, downloaded Lenovo settings, however, cannot see such option there, with previous model I had this option in the Power Management module, however for Win 10 cannot see this app, any idea where Lenovo hid it?

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Hey, I have the G400 with windows 8 first(At the power management it has A dust removal). But, after a few day, My laptop is bluescreen. Every I restart , it is always bluescreen, so I decide go to the computer service. It is installed with windows 7 32 bit, and I upgraded to windows 7 64 bit(upgraded bios too). After several months, suddenly, the dust removal option is not avaible . Why This is happening? Are this is caused by upgrading BIOS? or other?(Sorry for my bad languange)













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Answer:Dust Removal missing in Lenovo G400

Hi FadhFirasi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear about your situation, the ?Dust Removal? option is a feature of LEM (Lenovo Energy Management). Please let me know the version of the LEM installed in your computer.
 
Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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i have lenovo G580 , running 8.1 perfectly
just now the dust remover option disappeared from the energy manager

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I used to have a DUST REMOVAL TOOL/Energy Manager pre-installed in my Win 8.1 PC (Lenovo G40-80). I've just updated my windows to Win 10 Anniversary Update. after that I've  installed all the drivers from support.lenovo.com. But couldn't find any Dust Removal tool there.
 
Can anyone help me find the Win 10 verson of Dust Removal Tool/Energy Manager? 
Thanks in Advance
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

Answer:G40-80 - Lenovo Dust Removal/Energy Manager Issues

Hi virtualzak , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Some application offered in previous Windows version are no longer supported on Windows 10. 
 
Similar discussions here and here on getting newer applications from the Microsoft store like One Key Optimizer initially had this dust remover but the updated version do not. 
 
Hope this help answer your query. 
Take time to review the discussions .
 
Regards

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Hello, I have an Ideapad z400 touch with windows10 installed.Three weeks ago the fan stopped working. I guess it happened after windows atualization, but i'm not sure.When i use lenovo energy management software and use dust removal tool, the fan works.I managed to open the notebook and i've seen that the faz stars when the note turns on, but it stops right after and doesnt return tu function even when the computer gets very hot.I've searched a lot to see if anybody had the same problem, but i didn't find anything.PS: I took my notebook to an assistance recently, becouse it stopped working. The technician said some chips were burned, and he replaced them. The computer was working well after that. 

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Hello. After installation my Windows 8.1 which i downloaded from Microsoft DreamSpark i installed all drivers from a CD which came with my laptop in a box.I installed Lenovo Energy Management and I had button to remove dust. After updating my system via WindowsUpdate this button dissapeared. It's gone.My laptop is Lenovo G500s (without touchable screen).Anyone had same problem like me?I want to emphasize that after fresh installation of Win 8.1 without any uptates (Windows 8.1 Pro - Build 9600) i had that "remove dust" button.Sorry for my bad english spelling but I'm from europe. Hope you forgive me.

Answer:Lenovo Energy Management - Where is my Dust Removal button?

hi lyczewskiand,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
If this is the Dust removal that you are saying.

 
If your system is Windows 8.1
    Open Control Panel / Uninstall a program and uninstall the Lenovo Energy Management that is currently installed.
 
Now try and install this version
 Lenovo Power Management  
 
Check if this can be found on this version

 
If not can you post a screenshot of what showing up on your end.
Thanks,
 
Regards
Solid Cruver
 





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Dear, I purchased my laptop idealpad Y700  and i cannot find the dust removal button in quick optimizer, so what should i do? Thank you

Answer:Lenovo Y700 ideal pad dust removal is not existing

Do you have the quick optimizer button on your taskbar? The dust removal button will be shown if you left click on it.
 
 
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I used to have a DUST REMOVAL TOOL/Energy Manager pre-installed in my Win 8.1 PC (Lenovo G40-80). I've just updated my windows to Win 10 Anniversary Update. after that I've  installed all the drivers from support.lenovo.com. But couldn't find any Dust Removal tool there. Can anyone help me find the Win 10 verson of Dust Removal Tool/Energy Manager? Thanks in Advance

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y700-15ACZRECAP:                       So If many of you are not aware. The lenovo Y700 series is known for having a problem on all models. That is that the CPU throttles because a dust filter is blocking the majority of air from coming into the laptop vent system. This causes the cpu is reach very high temperatures. When the cpu is under load, rather than going from core clock speeds 2.1GHZ to turbo clock speeds 3.4GHZ, the cpu is overheating and cannot maintain a 3.4GHZ clock speed, dropping done to low clock speeds like 1.5GHZ to maintain ideal CPU temperatures. In other words, CPU Throttling. This causes gaming to be very frustrating because your FPS will spike up and down randomly. Problem:                    My problem is that i have removed the dust filter that should be the source of CPU throttling, but running CPU-Z my clock speeds are still going from 3.4GHZ down to lower clock speeds like 2,5GHZ and sometimes 1,5GHZ. Everyone, and everywhere i have checked people have said that the dust filter fixed the cpu throttlings but i might have messed up somewhere else. My laptop for sure feels much cooler than before, and performance is a bit better but still up and down. What i have Done:                          So this is what i have done to prevent CPU throttling.Plugged i... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Y700 Amd fx-8800p ** CPU Throttling** even after *DUST CLOTH REMOVED*.

Sorry mate for using your space, but for God's sake can anyone explain me how to post a new topic here?

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Hello, I have a mesage that pops up every now and again about cleaning the dust filters on my Y900 gaming desktop. I can do the one at the back of the box at the bottom no worries but how do I get access to the one inside the front panel at the frobnt of the box ? I can open and get inside the side of the box by using that lever and panel to push down at the top of the back of the box, but how do I open up and get inside the front of the box to clean outt hat dust filter.Any help is appreciated. Cheers, Chris

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Hello. I upgraded my Lenovo ideapad Z370 to Windows 8. As a result I had to upgrade the Lenovo Energy Management to 8.0.2.20. I noticed that the button that controls the fans no longer works. The dust removal option is also missing from the main Energy Management window (no blue panel) . The previous version of Lenovo Energy Management which is only compatible with Windows 7 had a dust removal along with a efficient thermal dissipation and silent mode and it worked fine on the z370. Are there any plans for this to be fixed? Thanks!   

Answer:Dust Removal option missing in Lenovo Energy Management 8.0.2.20 (z370)

I have the same problem on my Lenovo Z470 - no dust removel in Windows 8 Lenovo Energy Management driver.  

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Hello, I've had a Lenovo Y580 for about an year now and it has started to heat up to really high temperatures about 65 degrees on the hdd and above 90 on the graphics card and cpu. I contacted the Lenovo support center in my region and the person advised me to clean my laptop instead of sending it for repair. So my question is if I open up the laptop to reach the motherboard will it void warranty and if I decide to replace the thermal paste will this void the warranty?













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Answer:Cleaning the Lenovo y580

hi Te4ko,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Opening the computer will not void your warranty, same as replacing/upgrading some parts.
    but, damages on parts or cosmetics during the replacement won't be covered.
 
Just be extra careful on opening the system and here check this manual of your system disassembly.
Y480 / Y580 disassembly guide
 
check this article about warranty concerns
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/Will-changing-your-keyboard-void-the-warran...
 
also check this one that I use for thermal paste replacement.
 
Hope this helps,
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Hi,my notebook is Lenovo T61 and yesterday I accidentally  pured coca cola onsome keyboard keys.I opened keyboard and cleaned those keys,but my problem is that those keys are sticky and with water and thin tools I couldn't clean them and thay are still sticky.Could you tell me how can I clean them!I will be very appriciate!!! 













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Answer:lenovo T61 keyboard cleaning

Welcome to this forum! your keyboard needs a bath in alcohol, like Isopropanol or something. This will take the water und sugar away.  

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Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and this is my first post here, I hope anyone can help me. I recently bought refurbised Lenovo ThinkPad X1 model 1294-A2Y and everything worked fine until I opened it. The reason for opening was looking for battery info, since the battery I got with the laptop was bad and I wanted to replace it. Here's what I did, i opened all as instructed, unscrewd all the parts, take the keyboard off but i didn't touch the processor cooling system. Than I put it all back together. When I pushed the power on button nothing happened, the laptop won't turn on. Than i tare it apart again, plug the battery and the power cord off and pressed the power on button for 20 seconds. After pluging the battery and the power cord laptop started fine, but the problem is that it works only for a few minutes and than turns off all of a sudden. And than it won't start again, and I need to tare all apart in order to turn it off again. Did anyone had a similar situation? Can anyone help me with this? Thank you in advance


























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Not for the first time I've been attempting to remove some of the pre-installed stuff on my Thinkpad E335 Win 7 Pro x64 and once again doing so has rendered the system unusable. I'm not talking about trial software versions and so on - there was none of that unwanted stuff on this machine - but there are a lot of Lenovo system utilities which cause it to be rather sluggish starting up though perhaps less so once up and running. I also installed Win 8.1 on the system and there is a marked contrast in responsiveness, Win 8.1 being far the lighter footed. Yet 8.1 has none of these system utilities which to my mind says simply that they are not necessary. Yet it seems they are so integrated into Win 7 that removing them damages 7 itself.

So, unless Lenovo users are confident of their ability to recover a borked system, I strongly advise not trying to remove any of this stuff and I'm also wondering how the upcoming Win 10 upgrade will deal with all these integrated utilities. If I only had the original Win 7 system I would be treading very carefully.

I don't know whether Lenovo are alone adding all this system management stuff - I guess not - so other makes might need to be treated carefully too.
 

Answer:Cleaning up a Lenovo Thinkpad

Lenovo is not alone, all the manufacturers are bundling software they think we need. I wish hardware manufacturers would only supply us with the necessary drivers and leave the rest to us. Afterall, we only need sites like MajorGeeks that tests and hosts software programs. And there's the Support Forums with invaluable advice.
 

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Hello, I have a Lenovo T400s that was full of dust, so because of high temperature and slow performance, I decided to clean the cooler all by myself. After carefully removing every single part, I managed to reach the cooler and clean it. I've successfully reattached every single piece of hardware, with temperature now reaching a maximum of 70 degrees Celsius in high-performance mode. Still, there are a bunch of issues that I'm yet to repair: 1. The overall performance of the laptop is slower than before, with the browser and all the other apps clearly slowed down by something, even after starting the laptop. 2. Sometimes, whenever I plug in the power cord, the laptop freezes all of a sudden. It happened to me several times either when the OS is loading or when I was working on the laptop. After I cleaned the laptop, I got an error saying "Plugged in, not recharging," but I've fixed it by removing and reconnecting the battery. 3. The Bluetooth adapter doesn't seem to work anymore. Whenever I try to connect a Bluetooth mouse, the laptop freezes. Any idea on the source of these problems and how could I fix them? Thanks in advance. I'm running Winodws 8 and the standard hardware configuration of the laptop, with no upgrades.













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Answer:Lenovo T400s problems after cleaning

It is hard to say without knowing what you removed.

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Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and this is my first post here, I hope anyone can help me. I recently bought refurbised Lenovo ThinkPad X1 model 1294-A2Y and everything worked fine until I opened it. The reason for opening was looking for battery info, since the battery I got with the laptop was bad and I wanted to replace it. Here's what I did, i opened all as instructed, unscrewd all the parts, take the keyboard off but i didn't touch the processor cooling system. Than I put it all back together. When I pushed the power on button nothing happened, the laptop won't turn on. Than i tare it apart again, plug the battery and the power cord off and pressed the power on button for 20 seconds. After pluging the battery and the power cord laptop started fine, but the problem is that it works only for a few minutes and than turns off all of a sudden. And than it won't start again, and I need to tare all apart in order to turn it off again. Did anyone had a similar situation? Can anyone help me with this? Thank you in advance

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Hi. I was wondering if you recommend cleaning under touchpad. After a year some dirt accumulated under my touchpad. Sometimes when I have wet hands drops of water slip under touchpad as well. Is it essential to clean under my touchpad and can it affect other pieces of hardware like graphic card or CPU if I don't clean it? 

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On the shop's website it is stated that opening my laptop will result in warranty being voided. On the other hand, taking my laptop for dust cleaning to a certified service can last for even two weeks. I remember taking my previous PC for CPU cooler change and it was there for 2 weeks.What I wanted to do was clean the cooler of the CPU and see if the WiFi antenna was maybe unplugged because I was having almost no signal. I did open it *carefully* without even scratching a screw, cleaned the cooler, noticed that the main wire of the WiFi card was unplugged, while the auxiliary one was plugged correctly, plugged it back and closed the laptop, again, *carefully*. Can any of this void my warranty?Also, I planned to swap the HDD with an SSD I've had for some time. Could that represent a problem because I am changing some parts.I am not a certified servicer but I can certainyl say that I'm experienced enough to even disassemble the whole laptop and put it back again (no, I haven't done this nor do I plan to) without leaving a mark so why would opening it void my warranty if I make no damage to it.I just want to know whether I still have my warranty. Thank you in advance.

Answer:Will opening my Lenovo Z50-75 and cleaning it void my warranty?

Hi MrVene , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
In general sense , cleaning or opening the chassis or upgrading would not void the warranty as long as there won't be any induce damage to the parts during and after such change. (additional reference discussion here and here ) 
 
 
For the same reasons why OEM have the hardware manual dissassembly guide made available for free download and Lenovo Service Training . This may also be different on regional basis so having technical support informed first is still the best way to proceed so that proper guidelines are checked and that there is documentation for both party to reference.
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards

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hello there, so today i've decided to clean my laptop because it has been a long time that i've never clean it for over 1 year,  how can i clean this thing easily? is this because i've never clean my laptop properly?. thank you!













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Answer:Lenovo Y50 keyboard cleaning problem (solved)

Hi whitecheese131, 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Check if you have active warranty for your tech support in warranty service. 
Else review your system manual that can be downloaded from the support site for your model and check if there is also a module available from service training. With an air compressed can, you can blow dust particles safely from the sytemboard and filters.
 
Highlighted links can help as reference guide on opening the chassis and if you lack tools then a service center nearest you may be a better option.
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards

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hello there, so today i've decided to clean my laptop because it has been a long time that i've never clean it for over 1 year,  how can i clean this thing easily? is this because i've never clean my laptop properly?. thank you!













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Answer:Lenovo Y50 keyboard cleaning problem (solved)

Hi whitecheese131, 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Check if you have active warranty for your tech support in warranty service. 
Else review your system manual that can be downloaded from the support site for your model and check if there is also a module available from service training. With an air compressed can, you can blow dust particles safely from the sytemboard and filters.
 
Highlighted links can help as reference guide on opening the chassis and if you lack tools then a service center nearest you may be a better option.
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards

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Hey so I just got a T510 and I have realized that the back of my laptop is full of my finger prints due to opening and closing the screen. Now my question is, what cleaning tools do I use to wipe it off and make it look brand new again? This is probably the only thing I hate about this laptop, that every time you touch it, it leaves a mark  Please help me ! Thanks













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Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad T510 body cleaning

Hi and welcome to the forum!I use a microfiber cloth and small chunk of water to clean my gears, but if something is really dirty and can't be cleaned through water then I apply tiny amount of soap to the wet cloth.There are many products available in the market too, but I don't trust any, YMMV.Lenovo Blogs has some tips too:- http://lenovoblogs.com/designmatters/?p=121Hope it helps.





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Fan IssueI've cleaned my laptop sometime this month after about two years of use. Popped it open, blew everything, popped it back. I saw a post before posting this about removing the battery before cleaning so i'm considering going back and doing that. I usually keep it running in high performance because I use it for gaming. Core/CPU usage is almost never above 10%, currently sitting at 2%-4%. Memory is usually high because I only have a 500GB SSD, currently at 58%. The other stats (disk, network, and GPU), sit at 0 (although GPU will boost to about 60% when gaming). Currently, I have it in balanced mode and set the maximum core usage to 40% and it's still going strong. Any suggestions?  Gaming IssueAlso on a side note, if anyone can assist me with a gaming issue I'm having. My computer has a 960 GTX, i74720GQ @ 2.6GHz, and 500 GB SSD (samsung evo--upgraded from 1TB HD) and I'm having issues with my FPS in-game. It locks at 30 or FPS across all games. I do have two GPU's (integrated and 960 GTX) and have always used the GTX as the primary source, uncapped in-game graphics, limited background interference (services, programs, etc.) and possibly other things I can't think of but cannot release the in-game FPS cap. Even when settings are at the lowest settings. In previous times, if I were to uncap, it'd reach above 60 easily consistently but now when it's uncapped, it never goes above 60. One might ask what changed? After upgrading from HDD to SSD, I had to reset my ... Read more

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If you find that your fan is running more often or at higher speeds than it used to, or your system is running warmer than it used to, it could be a sign that the fan and heat sink could be clogged with dust or lint.  As air is drawn in from the bottom on these systems and then blow through the fins of heat sink before exiting on the left side of the system, just or lint may be drawn in more frequently if the system is frequently operated on a bed, blanket or other cloth surface, or in a dusty environment. If your system is out of warranty and might be running warmer than normal as described above, you might clean the fan and heat sink to lower system fan speeds and operating temperature. First, remove AC and battery and turn system over.  Locate the fan cover.  Remove the 2 screws and lift up the cover from the edge. Next, remove the 3 screws marked by the arrows to remove the fan - carefully locate and uplug the fan connector from the system board as you lift it out.  After removing the fan, it should look like this...  Using a can of compressed air, blow out the area, blow the dust out of the fan. Clean out the heat sink fins by blowing air through the outside vents so that the dust is blow back toward the the fan locations.  Make sure the fins are all free from lint, fibers and dust.  After all dust has been cleared out, carefully reinstall the fan and 3 mounting screws.  A magnetic screwdrive... Read more

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Hello,
 
I'm having a temperature problem and I don't have any experience in cleaning laptops and understanding when and how to do it. As far as I know, the problem is that my laptop is getting quite hot and I'm using it a lot, gaming included.
 
I'm going to post a couple of screenshots and a photo.
 
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This is the temperature when I just surf the internet. 
 
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This is the temperature when I'm gaming, but sometimes it gets much hotter.
 

This is my fan outlet, as you can see, it has accumulated a lot of dust.
 
 
 
I hope that someone could help and maybe explain what does affect the computer's temperatures and how to clean this particular fan outlet. Oh, and maybe the fan itself has a lot of dust? I don't know. I have only removed the cover once, trying to clean the same fan outlet that you see (then it had much less dust in), but I couldn't figure out how, because it has some kind of cloth-like material glued to the case and I didn't wan't to rip it off, so I left it uncleaned.
 
The last bit of information I want to provide in this post is that I bought this laptop on January of 2015, and I did have a period, when I was using it on my bed (without any cooling pad or hard surface), but then I stopped doing that and bought a cooling pad. Which was too small for me and after a couple of months usage I gave it away, now I'm left without a cooling pad, but ... Read more

Answer:Y50-70 High temperatures/Fan cleaning/Back cover fan outlet cleaning

Those temperatues seems pretty ok to me, mine are somewhat close to yours, even tho it is very hot here where I live.

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After a routine Trend Micro Internet Security scan it discovered I had Trojans lodged in Restore File of axillary drive (not C:\). So I made visible 'Show Hidden Files and Folders' in order to delete those files. But when I clicked on the System Restore directory on the affected drive I got an Access Denied warning. Even after making the drive readable I got the same warning and cannot open the directory to delete the bad files. So I did a System Restore flush then rebooted to Safe Mode to proceed with the "Malware Cleaning Guide" cleaning. The first scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware showed no vulnerabilities. Then the online scan from Panda showed the same Trojans lodged in Restore File of axillary drive. But then the log file from the Panda scan would not save to my computer. Am currently running the online Kapersky scan and online Trend Micro Housecall then will continue with rest of "Malware Cleaning Guide". But wanted to give this early heads-up.
 

Answer:In the middle of Malware Cleaning Guide cleaning = a few things have popped up.

Welcome to Major Geeks!





teelions said:





But when I clicked on the System Restore directory on the affected drive I got an Access Denied warning. Even after making the drive readable I got the same warning and cannot open the directory to delete the bad files.Click to expand...

Normal behavior.





teelions said:





So I did a System Restore flush then rebooted to Safe Mode to proceed with the "Malware Cleaning Guide" cleaning. The first scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware showed no vulnerabilities. Then the online scan from Panda showed the same Trojans lodged in Restore File of axillary drive.Click to expand...

System Restore has the ability to be turn off for separate drives or all drives. What did you use? Also the auxiliary drive (if removable) needs to be plugged in while you do this.
 

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I totally agree with the below text in bold...




The more effective solution: clean, backup and then ?nuke and pave?

Lego patching up a brick wall (image: pixabay.com)To make this very clear, as there are still loads of misconceptions about it all over the internet:

A once-infected computer can?t be trusted anymore.

Afer cleaning and making backups of your data, you always have to wipe and reload your entire operating system from scratch. We fully understand that many IT people will moan about that idea and argue, ?but it takes sooo long to do that, and who?s going to pay for it?? or maybe, ?there is necessary old software on that PC that can?t be found/installed anymore?. But honestly, if you really want to clean a system well, it always takes a long time. Furthermore, if the software is truly so old that you can?t find it anymore, isn?t it probably time to replace it with something more modern anyway?Click to expand...


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Another strange pop-up or unexpected crash, and it?s time to take your computer back to the shop, right?

But what if you could avoid losing precious data and time spent with your computer? What if this whole cleaning step could be eliminated entirely?

This is why protection is a pivotal topic in the antivirus industry. Cleaning and protecting seem like two methods that aim for the ... Read more

Answer:Cleaning vs. Protection – Why you shouldn’t rely on malware cleaning

As with most things in life prevention is better than the cure.
 

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Hello,

Could someone please help me clean up what has become a very slow computer? I must have too many programmes automatically starting up and running because it now takes an age to boot up and when it finally does windows take an age to load and the internet seems to run very slowly. I don't think it is a memory issue because I have over 50GB of free space. Another issue is that Internet explorer often crashes and closes all open windows with an error message.

I am posting a Hijackthis log so you can see what's running. I only really use the internet, itunes and manage photos etc. so I think there is a lot of superfluous activity which I'd love to get rid of...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:44:29, on 11/02/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\iS3\Anti-Spyware\SZServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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Answer:Help with cleaning slow computer and cleaning out unwanted programmes

Have I posted this in the correct forum? Can anyone offer any help?
 

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Hi,

My girlfriend has cut me off until I get her desktop computer up and going again! Since it went down, she won't go down. For the sake of men everywhere, could someone please assist me in cleaning this thing up?

Thanks in advance!

She is running XP Home with SP2 and the HJT log is listed below:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:21:58 AM, on 9/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device

Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\shwicone... Read more

Answer:Really late spring cleaning or early fall cleaning?

The Hijack This log is hard to read.
Please rescan with Hijack This.
When the log opens in Notepad, go to Format and select Wordwrap.
Then copy and paste the log here.
 

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Question: Dust

Hi guys, my CPU and PSU suck in a lot of dust. I want to put some kind of filter on the back of my PC do you have any suggestions?
 

Answer:Dust

Hmm

Maybe those anti static dryer sheet things, cut out some of that and put it on?
 

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So it seems I've got a bunch of dust speckles behind the LCD of my 8-months old T60. What do I do? Do I disassemble it? Take it to a tech? Warranty it (will Lenovo even cover such a thing?)?













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Answer:T60 dust behind LCD

It depends on your warranty, but I would not touch the LCD at all. Have Lenovo look at it.  





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Question: Dust

Has anyone ever opened up their case and thought that a colony of dust bunnies moved in? Well, I do.

What is the best way of getting rid of dust inside the computer? I've tried useing cans of air but they tend to run out quicly and are realyl expensive. (It's like selling ice to an Eskimo ) And, is there any way of making sure dust stays out of the computer so I don't have to go in there and throw up a dust cloud?
 

Answer:Dust

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Question: Dust!!!

My new system is already collecting dust... ON THE INSIDE!!! lol.

How bad is dust for a computer system?

And also, what is it that causes it to accumulate on the INSIDE of the system? You would think that it wouldn't be easy for dust to build up in there when most of the computer is sealed off from the outside.

Does a lot of dust build up in your guys' and gals' computers or is it just me??

I usually use those cans of spray air to get the dust out or I use an air compressor out in the garage which also works pretty good.

But... you know... instead of repeatedly turning to cans of spray and air compressors for my dust problems, I'd rather enforce some prophylactic measures if that is possible. What can I do to KEEP dust out of my computer, instead of dusting it out every couple of months? I don't want a repeat of what I had to go through with my old computer. But if everyone else has to do the same thing with their computers, then I will just keep doing it I guess.

I mean, seriously, am I doing something wrong here? I would imagine that this much dust should not be building up in my computer. And I've only had this computer for about 4 months now. From what I understand, if too much gets into the video card and the processor fans then you can really start to notice while you're using your computer, playing games or whatever. You will notice some sluggishness or graphical glitches and whatnot, which I suppose would be from overheating ... Read more

Answer:Dust!!!

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Question: dust off help

Dumb question Im sure. Im computer illiterate Ive come to realize after reading how smart everyone else is. Anyhow, my computer keyboard is stuck. I think there is just so much dust and gunk in there. Ive never cleaned it in like forever. and Ive never really given it a good cleaning. Now, I know some people take the computer keyboard apart... however Im not even going to attempt that. I bought a can of dust off. Can someone just tell me how to use it correctly... thanksss guys!
 

Answer:dust off help

Hello, singerash.

I recommend that you do the following, outside, when the weather is comfortable and no chance of you being mugged [ no offense to Philadelphia ].

Turn off the computer.

Draw a diagram as to how your keyboard connects to your computer.

I do NOT recommend dis-assembling your keyboard.

Position the tube / straw that connects to the can is away from you.

Put the nozzle end 1" to 2" from the keyboard. Don't put the nozzle beneath a key, because that might pop off a key.

Press the nozzle on the can.

OR, buy a new keyboard. Then, dis-assemble your old keyboard to look under the hood.

RF123
 

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Due to the fact its Summer now and temperatures have reached 85-90 degrees F, my computer keeps overheating and shutting down whenever I run programs.  I think it could be dust clogging the fan.  How do you clean out the dust?  Is there some special product I need to buy to do this cleaning?  I don't want to damage my computer by breaking it open so I need some help please.  Thanks.Also how much temperature is considered to be too hot for the computer to handle?  My computer displays an average temp from 85-93 degrees F now.

Answer:How do you get the dust out?

What makes you think your computer is overheating?  85-93 degrees F is definitely NOT an overheating condition.  How are you getting the temperature reading from your computer?  How many temperatures does it report - CPU, etc.?" I don't want to damage my computer by breaking it open so I need some help please."  Well, obviously, "breaking it open" would not be the right way to go about it.  Would a professional technician break it to get it open?  Of course not.  Every case is designed to be opened without breaking it.  Have you taken a close look at your computer case to see how it opens?  Opening a computer periodically to clean dust out of the inside is a good thing to do.  They accumulate dust inside from the constant flow of air through the case, and the impact of that dust on air flow can affect temperature.  But, again, 85-93 degrees F is definitely NOT an overheating condition.   So, you may have other problems, such as a bad or failing power supply.

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Question: Dust In CPU

Hi There =) Could dust in the CPU affect computer performance? Lately my PC has been running slower each month, specially when in games there are alot of players connected, or for example, in MMOS when the camera is pointed at a place with alot of graphic detail. There is alot of dust stucked inside my CPU, so i was just wondering. Also, could the CPU performance affect the network card? since some times instead of getting the normal download speed of 1 mb, i get 200 kb.
thanks
 

Answer:Dust In CPU

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Question: dust!!!!!

If I open the case on my Dell Demension 4700 to clean it , will I void the warranty?? [five year in home]
 

Answer:dust!!!!!

I had to have the harddrive replaced already and there seems to be a plastic insert now that I would have to break to remove the cover!
 

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This probably sounds like a stupid question but i'm really not sure how to get rid of all the dust thats built up inside my computer. I've been told that you shouldn't use a duster or a vacuum cleaner because of static so how are you meant to get it out? Thanks.

Answer:How do i get dust out of my pc?

To clean ALL parts of a computer click here

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Question: Dust!!!

I just realized that i asked this question before in the wrong forum. Im sorry!! My question is --- If I open the case on my Dell Demension 4700, to clear the dust , Will I void the five year in home warranty? I had to have the harddrive replaced already [no laughing please ] and there seems to be a plastic insert to be broken to open it now!
 

Answer:Dust!!!

ironhead;

call the dell support and ask em u be paying em for the warranty.

I think u do open it on ur own and they gonna say out of warranty,

but best to ask.

asturnacle
 

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As the subject states...How do you get the dust out of your PC?

I personally use the handy dandy Shop Vac.

(Btw, With compressed air...sometimes a freezing liquid shoots out of the can if you hold it at a wrong angle...will this hurt computer parts? )

Answer:How do you get the dust out of your PC?

for me compressed air or the ever technical "wipe it away with your hand or finger approach" theres not much that can happen if you use your hand and you are grounded. that is unless you sweat an awful lot because sweat isn't a bad electrical conductor

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Question: !!! Dust !!!

Hello I have got a new computer, can dust make the computyer brake? its not really that dusty just a pain.

Lawrie

Answer:!!! Dust !!!

Not really sure what u said man. Other than that you are asking us about dust.

Well, it'll be nice if there is only little dust. But these things are built to handle them without any problems.

I think they have various coatings on the electronics as well (don't quote me on this btw).

In anycase, one of my machines I've been running for 6 years without ever cleaning it for dust .. And another computer in my parents house has been running (and still running) for about 8 years without a clean job ..

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Question: Dust

My room can get dusty, i left my old pc's side cover off for a fwe months and i just looked inside and everything is covered in dust...what is the best way to prevent my lian-li case from getting dusty and my room in general?

and what is the best way to clean an lcd screen!

Answer:Dust

Proffesionally, you should use an can of compressed air (remember to hold it upright, not at an angle) to blow out most the dust, then use a special static-free computer vacuum to suck up the remainder of the dust. Use a lint-free cotton wool bud to scap out any crap that's left in the tight spots. Do this precedure regulary to prevent the massive build-up of dust

I know how you feel btw, my room gets dusty as anything (living in the woods tends to attract more dust somehow...).

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My LCD is covered in dust which clings to it with static electricity. What's the best way to get it off? So far, I've made do by just pushing it to the sides with an LCD cleaning cloth. Can LCDs be damaged by firing an antistatic gun at them? This is a laptop screen, if that matters.
 

Answer:Getting dust off an LCD?

A Swiffer duster works well for me.
 

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Question: Dust

Just cleaned out the dust around CPU, power, filter, and every where else. Much needed maintenance. Maybe a sticky would be in order?
 

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Hi All,Got 'panicky' phonecall off friend that her pc had crashed and upon resatrting she cannot get even into safe mode.As she is using Windows ME I went to bootdisk.com and download the boot disk for winME and set off to try and help.I managed to get into safe mode but PC froze.When I used the bootup-disk, I managed to get scandisk running but it stopped at 33% and gave the following message. 'Scandisk encountered a data error whilst reading the FAT on C drice. This prevents scandisk from fixing the drive'.I did at one time manage to get into 'step by step confirmation' and at 'load windows drivers' I got a message saying 'registery file was not found.. registery services may be inoperable for this session'. I've also tried to do a registery restore using the winME help file but when I tried this, the screen froze.So, has this Hard drive bit the dust? I'd be grateful for any ideas because my friend didnt back data up (dispite me telling her to do so).Any help would be gratefully recieved,Mike

Answer:Has this HD bit the dust??? help please

Hi All (Again),If possible I'd like help with this before tomorrow because I've promised to go back and see what else I can do. If anything?Thanks again,Mike

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