Title: Canned Air
Jane - January 16, 2009 01:32 PM (GMT)
I'm sure you've all heard us talk about canned air before in some of our tips. We use it here quite often and I'm willing to bet that a lot of you use it too. But, for those who don't know, what is canned air? Well, it's basically air that's sold in a pressurized can that's used to clean out dust, dirt and any other grime that may exist in hard to reach places. It's mostly used on sensitive electronic devices, including the insides of computers and between keyboard keys.
Canned air comes with a long nozzle that shoots out a blast of air, which blows out all of the debris found in tight areas. A good rule of thumb is to use canned air whenever you have a spot to clean that a vacuum or a piece of cloth cannot reach. Now, the air used for canned air is not the same as the air we all breathe. The mixture is often made up of nitrogen and other harmless gases. It's also known to be ozone safe, which is always good.
Now, even though canned air is safe to use on your computer, etc., you do need to pay attention to the kind you buy. A wonderful WorldStart reader informed me that there are two types of canned air: flammable and non-flammable. The can will clearly say whether it's flammable or not, so make sure you read the label closely. If a certain propellant in the canned air mixes with a high voltage from your computer, it could cause flames. So, even if you think air is non-flammable, don't be so sure. Read the label and just be as careful as possible when working with canned air. It's better to be safe than sorry. At least that's what I always say!
cooldude53 - January 16, 2009 01:53 PM (GMT)
Thanks for reminding me I need to clean my keyboard with my canned air. It is really dirty here.
Jane - January 16, 2009 02:01 PM (GMT)
Be sure to get the kind with out gas in it, It can cause sparks in there <_< <_<
Jeanette - January 16, 2009 02:32 PM (GMT)
I THINK I SEE A FEW CRACKER CRUMBS DOWN IN MY KEYBOARD. :lol:
Jane - January 16, 2009 04:49 PM (GMT)
Jeanette I got away from eating crackers when I lost the weight and the other day I went to walmart and I keep seeing the flip crackers by Keebler and supposed to have a pretzel taste so I broke down and bout a box of them, That was one huge mistake cause I absoulety love the things :P
I have to watch them closely or I will sit here and eat the whole darn box <_< <_<
Cat - January 16, 2009 06:30 PM (GMT)
I eat crackers at the computer too. Always have some crumbs in that keyboard. I usually just turn it upside down though, and pat it on the bottom a bit, and then wipe the crumbs up off the desk. I am always out of canned air, it seems, when I need it, so I blow on everything really hard. It seems to work ok. LOL
Marlene - January 19, 2009 04:43 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Jeanette @ Jan 16 2009, 08:32 AM)|
| I THINK I SEE A FEW CRACKER CRUMBS DOWN IN MY KEYBOARD. :lol: |
I would think that you got a lot of potato chip crumbs in there, Jeanette! ;)
I have canned air that I use on the laptop, but for my keyboard that goes to my desktop, I just clean it the way that Cat does it! :lol:
Now, I better go check that can of air and see if it's flammable!! fuse.gif :o