AntonK_58
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Regarding Cleaning (de-dusting) an XPS 8920 Desktop

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Hi, Newbie Here.

I've got a new XPS 8920, and noticed that there's a sizeable exhaust fan on the top of the unit. Since dust tends to accumulate on the top of the desktop, I was wondering if, aside from an occasional case-off thorough de-dusting, I should vacuum the fan grid/assembly on top regularly.

Any thoughts welcome.

Thanks,

Anton

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RoHe
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RE: Regarding Cleaning (de-dusting) an XPS 8920 Desktop

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You might want to use canned air.  

Household vacuum cleaners can cause static which could damage the hardware.

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vtoy116
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RE: Regarding Cleaning (de-dusting) an XPS 8920 Desktop

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The only difference between canned air and a vacuum cleaner is the direction the air is moving. Static is not the issue, the issue is static discharge so be careful not the touch anything.

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speedstep
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RE: Regarding Cleaning (de-dusting) an XPS 8920 Desktop

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Using a vaccuum cleaner is what I do.  I also use canned air when it gets bad.  I do this OUTSIDE with a mask however as the dust is not good to breathe in.  You don't have to do this every day but once a month doesnt hurt.


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RoHe
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RE: Regarding Cleaning (de-dusting) an XPS 8920 Desktop

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You might want to use canned air.  

Household vacuum cleaners can cause static which could damage the hardware.

Ron

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   I'm not a Dell employee

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vtoy116
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RE: Regarding Cleaning (de-dusting) an XPS 8920 Desktop

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The only difference between canned air and a vacuum cleaner is the direction the air is moving. Static is not the issue, the issue is static discharge so be careful not the touch anything.

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speedstep
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RE: Regarding Cleaning (de-dusting) an XPS 8920 Desktop

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Using a vaccuum cleaner is what I do.  I also use canned air when it gets bad.  I do this OUTSIDE with a mask however as the dust is not good to breathe in.  You don't have to do this every day but once a month doesnt hurt.


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546insp
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RE: Regarding Cleaning (de-dusting) an XPS 8920 Desktop

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Vacuuming the top will do nothing, tape a light paper etc on one side of the top vent.

Dell XPS 8920 silver edition
7th gen i7 Intel CPU
Samsung 850 evo SSD for boot
Added front fan
16gb of memory
AMD video/graphic card
I buy a new Dell every 4 years for the last 25 years

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speedstep
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RE: Regarding Cleaning (de-dusting) an XPS 8920 Desktop

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Paper on the Top does NOTHING to prevent the dust bunnies getting inside.  I remove the side panel and open the cover to Vacuuum out or use can of air.  Again this is done outside for safety as well as to get the dust outside instead of just re circulating it inside.   The vent on the top blows out but the side and rear draw air in.  


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546insp
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RE: Regarding Cleaning (de-dusting) an XPS 8920 Desktop

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Hinged paper on top does SOMETHING, it keeps out dust and junk that accumulates on top. Of course most dust is ingested from elsewhere which is why I vacuum it out once in awhile also. What if someone rested a drink on top and it spilled into the top vent?

Dell XPS 8920 silver edition
7th gen i7 Intel CPU
Samsung 850 evo SSD for boot
Added front fan
16gb of memory
AMD video/graphic card
I buy a new Dell every 4 years for the last 25 years

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