Dell Optiplex 170L (Before)

Dell Optiplex 170L (Before)

As you can see here, this power supply’s intake is completely clogged with nearly 10 years’ worth of dust. Given the notorious nature of Dell’s PSU’s to fail, how it survived like this up to this point is beyond me.

Posted by compdude512 on 2013-04-12 19:57:04

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Dell Optiplex 170L (Before)

Dell Optiplex 170L (Before)

The famous green Dell fan shroud caked with machine dust. It didn’t look much better underneath, where the heatsink for the Socket 478 Pentium 4 Processor was completely clogged.

Posted by compdude512 on 2013-04-12 19:57:04

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Dell Optiplex 170L (After)

Dell Optiplex 170L (After)

A wide view of the dust-free internals of this computer after detailing. It doesn’t look like an almost 10-year-old computer!

Posted by compdude512 on 2013-04-12 19:57:06

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Dell Optiplex 170L (After)

Dell Optiplex 170L (After)

The hard drive can breathe freely again since the ventilation system on the front is now free of dust.

Posted by compdude512 on 2013-04-12 19:57:14

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Dell Optiplex 170L (After)

Dell Optiplex 170L (After)

The intake area of the power supply was once covered in a thick layer of dust. Not anymore!

Posted by compdude512 on 2013-04-12 19:57:10

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Dell Optiplex 170L (After)

Dell Optiplex 170L (After)

A closer look at the front of the system with its cover removed. It’s now dust free.

Posted by compdude512 on 2013-04-12 19:57:13

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Dell Optiplex 170L (Before)

Dell Optiplex 170L (Before)

Nearly 10 years of machine shop dust rests at the bottom of the case. Some of the chunks of dust you see near the PCI slots fell off the heatsink when I opened the fan shroud.

Posted by compdude512 on 2013-04-12 19:57:05

Tagged: , dell , optiplex , 170L , pentium , 4 , computer , windows , xp , motherboard , processor , case , cpu , cleaning , datavac , ed500