[mythtv-users] FE/BE combo system locking-up

James jam at tigger.ws
Sun Dec 19 21:20:19 UTC 2021

> On 20 Dec 2021, at 5:06 am, Bob <mythtv at cox.net> wrote:
> On 12/15/21 9:23 PM, Stephen Worthington wrote:
>> "Vacuumed" - do you really use an ordinary household vacuum for
>> cleaning electronics?  That is a really bad idea!  Most vacuums create
>> huge static electrical charges - they are actively dangerous to
>> electronics.  There are special non-static electronics safe vacuums
>> that you can buy, usually from commercial electronic component
>> suppliers.  But they are massively expensive.
> Yeah, sorry about my mis-characterization.  I use a can of compressed air to blow-out the dust. I do have a vacuum nearby to capture the dust that goes into the air, but the vacuum does not go on the inside of the computer case.

Bob it is the air and dust moving, not some magic property of vacuum cleaners, that generates the static electricity. Think of lightning in a volcano.
I use a stiff bush that has (repeatedly) been dipped in water. I know HP wash and dry their boards. This area is difficult and fraught.

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