Long time [H] reader "G.B. Rhodes" sent in this picture with no description to go with it, just the picture. So, being the nice guys that we are, we are going to give him the benefit of the doubt and assume it wasn't HIM that neglected this system.
Customer complained about her system being slow. It was overheating. Front fan wasn't spinning. Found a dead scorpion in the fan blades. ACK!
Filters are cool
Seeing that picture is actually beginning to make me worry. Folding1 has been running 24/7 for over a year now without ever seeing a cleaning. Maybe I should make it my priority to try to make time to clean it soon..........
animals in the house + carpet + no vacuuming + smoking + being a dirty filthy person will do that to a computer.
this is a part of pc repair that i hate. having to deal with gross computers like this.
i have an acrylic "biohazard-decontamination-fumigation" box i put computers and game consoles in just in case theres roaches.. before i bring them inside.
On the subject of cleaning, I like cleaning my computers on the first day of every season but are there any decent electric compressor? Would like to have one around and clean more often! Those little cans adds up fast.
I upgraded my brothers PC after 2 years, no cleanup at all in meantine. the dust filter was full, there was some very small dust layer on bottom of the case plus a minimal dust on components, nothing you couldn't solve with a simple air blow from your lungs. I can't imagine how can anyone come up with such... mess ?