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    ICt Technician query

    This is question is for more the technicians that work in schools. Do you in school holidays go round and clean inside all computers, getting rid of the build up of dust etc? Currently we do not but just wondering what others did in the same job?

    Your thoughts?

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    This is done here once a year in the summer holidays and applies to Servers (Although in a semi-dust free server room(, PC's, projectors. Anything that sucks air basically!

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    Pfft no, that'd be a bit time consuming with 500 laptops and a load of Macs! It does take years and year for dust to build up to a level where it can actually damage the hardware!

    Edit: Scratch that I do, do it on Projectors twice a year and on servers once a year! But not every single computer, 5a0fe7fd08dbbf5703cb4cbae911928542ebe9b867c88e9aca3302cdb4ff9807.jpg
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    We don't. In the words of the Network Manager, "as if we don't have enough to do".

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    Generally we dont clean them out here on a regular basis...

    But every few years if we notice any 'OMG how much dust is in this computer' we will then do clean of all the computers in that room lol

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    I dust projectors termly or when Im replacing bulbs,

    We use laptops so thats not really an issue of dusting.

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    Servers get done if I ever have cause to shut them down. Projectors get done in the holidays. Everthing else collects dust bunnies

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    Only if we're otherwise moving the PC or upgrading it. We did go through a phase of tidying cables in a lot of rooms (some were a mess) and cleaned them out then, but by and large: it takes forever. No thanks.

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    IMO, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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    This comes under scheduled, its done when we have the time and when the helpdesk allows.
    I have been here over 10 years and its been done on 15 computers in that time.

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    Only the projectors, they get done in the summer. We don't generally clean the PCs unless they are obviously filthy.

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    Desktops: If we notice (or the art dept sheepishly walks in and say "so.......we spilled a lot of X near a computer"), but generally no.

    Laptops: We'll eyeball the intakes when they're in for some work as part of the "so, has this been abused since we last saw it" check.

    Servers: The room has positive pressure, so it's not an issue.

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    We have over 1500 computers... yeah, not gonna happen

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    Nope unless I have a PC in and I happen to notice it.

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    projectors get a quick squirt of air once a year and machines if we know there may be an issue due to age. Saying that I am surprisingly low on tasks this summer (thank you Chromebooks) so may be opening machines to have a tidy this year but its an exception to my normal schedule.

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