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Cleaning while running

Our Server is quite Dusty and I was wondering if there is any problem with opening it up while it is running and  blowing the components clean with air.

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Although practical, the risk of static discharge is present when doing this unless coming from 1.) store-purchased compressed air can made for this purpose or 2) if using home compressor, must install static de-ionizer nozzle...these are used in industry where, for example, blowing off CDROM's is necessary and often.

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