How to clean case fans?

Well, I thought one time I heard it is bad to clean computer case fans with compressed air, b/c its bad for the fan motor when the fan blade spins while spraying it with canned air? Please help!
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    b/c its bad for the fan motor when the fan blade spins


    :o How 'bout a damp windex cloth and a little rubbing hit 'ya.
  2. Or clean the PC when the PC is turned off so the fan motor won't be on ...

    Me I just clean them with a toothbrush (you know the one the dentist give you but you rarely use because they are so bad) and/or Q-Tips.
  3. turn pc off, dis connect fan, HOLD the blades still and then compress air / vacuum (less effective) it.
  4. Zenthar said:
    Or clean the PC when the PC is turned off so the fan motor won't be on ...

    Me I just clean them with a toothbrush (you know the one the dentist give you but you rarely use because they are so bad) and/or Q-Tips.



    We have a few toothbrushes computer fan cleaners around the office. Even stock the 5 minute hourglass timer (two pictured in box). I recommend the 5 minute hourglass sand timer to aid in applying the proper time, 5 minutes, it takes to properly clean teeth a case fan. I also stock a truckload of hospital quality Q tips. Just the usual case fan checkup and regular cleaning stuff. What is the maximum amount of RAM a 32 bit OS will address? Pull yourself together man. :)


  5. I like to get drunk and clean mine with compressed air.
  6. bpogdowz said:
    I like to get drunk and clean mine with compressed air.


    I think someone is at the door. Let me put this jack. air and fan down. It must be the escourt service.
  7. well first i would suggest you to turn the PC off and then take them out of the case clean the fan area with some clothes,you can use a cleaner too.
    then use a tooth brush or a very small cloth (like the size of a screen cleaners) thats what i use lol,
    and then for the FAN you could use a cotton bud but be carefull dont press the fan too much while you clean it in case you damage it and then it will be noisy.thats what i use theyre very good
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