Even if you have dust filters in the power outlet, the dust just goes inside. And as you know, when the powder gets hard because the heat becomes steam, which can end up causing real disasters as an electrical conductor. For this reason it is important that you provide some maintenance to the power supply and clean it even internally.
Previous steps and resources
The previous step is obvious: you have to unplug, disconnect the PC, and disconnect the power supply. Also it is important to wait 15 minutes safety, so that its capacitors can completely discharge the power, before turning it on to clean it inside. As a precaution and it is advisable to turn off the source of the button you attach the most to the back.
As materials, we will need the following:
- Fabric microfiber.
- Pure brush
- Compressed air pressure.
How to clean the power supply internally
The first step is to remove the outer metal casing from the power supply, which is usually mounted on only four screws. When the removal is removed, it is important split fan (It is usually connected to another part of the source through a single connector) and is able to clean it individually (here you have a fan cleaning tutorial), as well as a back grid attached to it, inside and out, with a microfiber cloth.
Now we have to focus on the interior, where everything is electric. The recommendation is start with a brush
Once this is done, it's time to start using it compressed air for sprayingat the same time distance less than 10 inches and never point directly to where the cables are attached. This is very important because when you bring a high pressure airplane very close you can get the item delivered.
Apply compressed air to areas you were unable to reach with the brush. It's about remove dirt from small cornersso do it small keys so that the airplane comes out with small bombs, and in that way the dirt gets out.
The source may not be as complete as that, but it should have been able to clean up to 90% of the pollutants. The final step would be to replace the microfiber cloth, completely dry, using the metal walls of both the inside of the source and the houses you removed earlier. It would be a re-integration of everything and performance.
PC gas cleaning is very important, and you should do it at least once a year, or at least every 18 months.