Can I use small airgun from gas stations to clean my air vents on laptop?

Bruno Vincent

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My laptop is over heating at 55 celcius, it's a Toshiba Satellite.

It ran at 45-50 when it was new, so I take it the fan ducst are dirty, the thing is 3 years old.

I can buy a small air gun from the hardware store and connect it to an air hose at a gaz station, would that be ok to blow off the dust?
 

MasterDell

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Well technically yes but I am going to say "at your own risk". Those guns shoot moisture out as well as air. The moisture can corrode your laptop. (This is all in theory) I always use my air compressor and everything is just fine. (Air Compressor=gas station hose)

What your problem might be is actually that your CPU thermal paste is now really hard and old. I would suggest removing it and re applying some. Watch a video on how to do this.
 
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