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Can you blow out the dust in you lap top yourself

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yes, if you have an ordinary vacuum cleaner, then you can.
Simply attach the end of the hose to the part of the laptop where you can feel with your hand how the cooler blows out.

Please note that in order to avoid static electricity it is required that the laptop is turned off and the battery is taken out.

Good luck.

Posted on Dec 10, 2012


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