Windows 10: Help cleaning dremel bits out of PC.

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  1.    24 Mar 2018 #1

    Help cleaning dremel bits out of PC.

    I was swapping motherboards and saw my HDD has a screw in the bay that won't budge, what better time to it then now. Anyway the only way I could unscrew the ******* was using a dremel to cut it and use a flathead screwdriver to take it out, problem is I am very worried about the sparks/metal pieces that may have gotten into my pc case. Right now my case is completely empty and just has the case fans and wires.
    How can I clean this safely and thoroughly? I really don't want to mess up my pc when I put it back together. Magnet? Vacuum? Compressed air? Thanks so much
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  2.    24 Mar 2018 #2

    All of the above. metallic dust can wreck havoc with electronics.
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  3.    24 Mar 2018 #3

    Perhaps then wipe out the case with a cloth soaked in industrial alcohol (the 96% stuff you get for cleaning not drinking).

    That stuff is safe and excellent for dissolving grime stuff sticks to.

    A splash in your bucket is good for cleaning windows (glass not operating system) too and pretty much anything around the house so you needn't feel bad getting a big bottle. It only costs about 0.89 a liter here in the supermarket.
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  4.    24 Mar 2018 #4

    Use duck tape to catch the droppings. They stick very well to tape.
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  5.    24 Mar 2018 #5

    What is duck tape?

    And welcome to the forums :)
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  6.    24 Mar 2018 #6

    lx07 said: View Post
    What is duck tape?
    That's one also known as Quack tape.
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  7.    24 Mar 2018 #7

    CountMike said: View Post
    That's one also known as Quack tape.
    I don't understand.

    EDIT: OK I do.
    Last edited by lx07; 24 Mar 2018 at 05:51. Reason: language
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       24 Mar 2018 #8

    lx07 said: View Post
    What is duck tape?

    And welcome to the forums :)
    History of Duck tape.... it actually existed! :)

    Duct Tape vs. Duck Tape - an explanation
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       24 Mar 2018 #9

    Duct Tape may be a better description

    Or for removing Hairs you could try Gorilla Tape
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  10.    24 Mar 2018 #10

    Sorry for showing my age.
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