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nadiahaik78

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i generally tend to overthink matters every now and then so i need to ask about these items to get a better expertise and notice if i am right here.
 
 
 
how much should i worry approximately dust/hair etc. around my computer? i've my computer at the ground beside my desk, the ground is usually kept smooth being swept approximately every fortnight. 192.168.0.1
 
i plan to dirt out my computer each 6 months with compressed air. is this a very good concept?routerlogin
 
 
 
additionally, is it safe to do away with the usb connecting my controller and the jack for my earphones/headphones by using just really plugging them out? i recognize that with usb's you normally press do away with hardware correctly or some thing comparable earlier than plugging it out.
 
 
 
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Welcome to The Nexus, Nadia.  First-time posters with questions like these are often never to be seen again.  Let's see if I'm wrong this time.

 

Avoid putting yer PC on the ground, especially when you have synthetic carpet.  Dust floats just above the ground surface and synthetics can cause static electricity.  Take a good leftover plank (on which your PC fits), add some wheels (found at most local hardware stores for next to nothing) and your PC is two to three inches above the floor plus you can pull it from under your desk easily when you need to get at the back, provided you left enough slack in the wiring.

 

Don't use compressed air just to get 'normal' dust out of your PC.  You'll only blow it into your room and at the next clean-up, you'll be blowing the same dust out again.  Use a common vacuum-cleaner to suck out the dust.  Only use compressed air when there's dust that refuses to get out.

 

Unplug USB connections at will and don't pay attention to the "safely remove hardware" message or whatever it's called now.  Just don't unplug a USB device in the middle of data transfer.  Anything USB sitting idle can be unplugged at any time without any worries.  If a printer is connected through USB, make sure it's turned 'OFF' before unplugging it.

 

Plugging/unplugging headphones or microphones is something you can do at random without any problems.



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I"m so glad to read this thread here. Actually I don't know much about it. But got some useful info. Thanks!



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I"m so glad to read this thread here. Actually I don't know much about it. But got some useful info. Thanks!

Glad you've gotten something useful out of it.  Remember there's no stupid questions.  There's only people who laugh at what they think are stupid questions, but they usually don't have the answers themselves.






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