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Posted December 27, 2012 - 10:11 PM

That's pretty handy, isn't it? Tell my wife I should have one of the laptops out in the garage. Let me know how that goes.

 

Wait i minute.....we're supposed to get cleaned up before we come in?



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 05:21 AM

That's the reason I got the laptop, don't have to run in and print something out. I'm not sure how the temps would effect one out there all the time, plus moisture in the air.



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 12:17 PM

That's pretty handy, isn't it? Tell my wife I should have one of the laptops out in the garage. Let me know how that goes.

 

Wait i minute.....we're supposed to get cleaned up before we come in?

 

 

I know my wife has all these weird rules about stuff.  Something about grease on the keyboard and on the desk, and on the door, and on the wall, and on the floor....


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 12:38 PM

I know my wife has all these weird rules about stuff.  Something about grease on the keyboard and on the desk, and on the door, and on the wall, and on the floor....

 

  That's more than weird!  I just don't see the harm.   :smilewink:


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 02:02 PM

That's the reason I got the laptop, don't have to run in and print something out. I'm not sure how the temps would effect one out there all the time, plus moisture in the air.

 

I have had mine in my shop for about 2 years now and it still works.  By biggest issue is wifi,  I need to get an extender and boost th signal but it hasn't been high on my priority list yet.

 

Edit: One thing I do is I blow off the dust on the key board with can air.  Do not use shop air!


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 04:34 PM

The laptop I have is so small that I can't read schematics. This  is a desktop that has a good sized screen. It was sent to my brothers shop for repair and it was so filthy and full of roaches he refused to work on it. The customer refused to come pick it up so now it is mine.  I spent a good hour with a bottle of rubbing alcohol and a rag and my air compressor yesterday and got it all cleaned  out.

 

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Posted December 28, 2012 - 04:43 PM

  I blow off the dust on the key board with can air.  Do not use shop air!

 

Moisture issue Bill?



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 05:22 PM

Yes Moisture and pressure.  

 

Actually I have found quite a few uses for the air in a can in the shop.  Especially when I'm working on a carburetor.


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 06:11 PM

I turned the compressor down to 50 PSI. Just don't run high pressure air. It will destroy things.



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 06:13 PM

Yes Moisture and pressure.  
 
Actually I have found quite a few uses for the air in a can in the shop.  Especially when I'm working on a carburetor.

I have a moisture trap and a pressure regulator on one line that I use for carbs, keyboards, and anything that I deem delicate. On another line I have a moisture trap and an oiler that I run the air tools on.

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Posted December 28, 2012 - 06:25 PM

Even with a moisture trap it is still not the same.  Many, many, many moons ago I figured I could use a moisture trap and shop air to clean out the inside of a computer.  It ended up costing me a motherboard and processor and that was when computers were 2-4K.  I do not recommend using shop air of any kind on electronic's.  If it works for you great.



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 06:58 PM

I drain my tank daily so it stays pretty dry. It worked fine this time. It isn't something I would recommend on a daily basis though.



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 08:37 PM

Not much going on today. Friend called me this morning with a flat tire. He had no spare. SO I took a look in my tire pile and found him two on rims then went down to get him back on the road.

 

Came home and fixed the hinge on my shop door. I had a Philips bit on my ½ inch drill and started to put screws in it. The bit slipped not once, but twice and hit me in the exact same spot. I have a pretty cool looking finger now.

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Then I sat in the shop, put a Jackie Chan movie on the computer, and started tearing apart about 30 computer hard drives to get the magnets out of them.

 

Like I said slow day.



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 09:33 PM

Ouch. That hurts all the way to my house!



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 04:31 PM

Woke up still feeling like I inhaled a porcupine, but after a while i managed to get outside an make a little progress on some things today. 

 

Finished up taking apart all the hard drives

 

Removed a few screws

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collected a couple of magnets

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Stacked up a couple of hard drive platters

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Got a couple pieces of aluminum

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And built the worlds most comfortable rolling chop chair

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Not a bad day for feeling like I am half a step away from death

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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