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Offline 8ullfrog

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Vacuum kit.
« on: May 06, 2022, 09:27:11 PM »
I've been seriously half-assing my computer cleaning for a long time, but my mom got me a gag gift of a MICRO VACUUM ATTACHMENT KIT, and the set was like a swiss army knife of getting up in that machine.

The only downside was I had to rig up a longer philips head screwdriver with drill bit attachments to get the intake assembly out. It's two larger fans screwed in with two hex guys.

Also needed the magnet wand to get the hex guys back in.

The kit consists of an adapter that screws on to the vacuum, a 36 inch bit of flexible tubing, and a series of other parts. I used the oval brush, round brush, and crevice tool.

It's this kit: https://www.ebay.com/itm/284772843431

Mom paid a dollar.

I had previously duct taped a drinking straw to a shop vac and crushed the sucky end to fit into crevices.
This kit was far more effective than my jury rigging. Also taxed the motor a lot less.

The one down side of this kit is that I can't get the tubing off the adapter, so I wasn't able to shove it back in it's box, but it fit in my toolbox just fine.
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Re: Vacuum kit.
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2022, 09:14:23 AM »
Is a "hex guy" a bolt or a standoff?
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Re: Vacuum kit.
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2022, 01:30:20 AM »
Hex Phillips head screw x2

Pretty standard screw, it's just all the way deep, and behind the front panel screw in plate. (2x USB, audio out, Mic in)

Once unscrewed they have a nasty habit of going hiding under the motherboard plate. Mag wand yanked em back out.

Google says 6#, or M6 screw with hex.

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Re: Vacuum kit.
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2022, 03:59:45 AM »
It's extremely unlikely to be M6 as that could bolt a car down (ok, a small car). Most of these types of bolt are somewhere between M2.5 and M4. You can actually buy a multipack of various size electrical screws from Amazon for just a few dollars. Very convenient pack to have around if you play with repairing stuff yourself.
Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can put off until the day after.

There is an exception to every rule, apart from this one.