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I got a cat about a month ago and fear for my laptop's fan. Besides regular blowing out/vacuuming of the fan, any suggestions?

asked Jun 06 '10 at 17:00

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I've always had a cat (and a Kat) and never had a problem with hairballs if you will getting into the laptop.

answered Jun 06 '10 at 17:02

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Heh. Right.

Jettox - just use canned air to clean out dust/hair/debris once a week or so.

(Jul 28 '10 at 02:24) Kat ♦♦ Kat's gravatar image

This is very hard to prevent being the owner of two cats. I don't how to prevent it, but every other month I spray my computer with canned air available at most hardware/ tech stores. Just remember NEVER to blow into a laptop, the moisture in your breath can damage the components in your computer.

answered Jun 06 '10 at 17:02

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Cateye Productions

Cats and geeks have a lot in common. We both love computers. However while we love to game and code, cats seem to prefer computers for other reasons. They are a good source of heat and the cables provide an endless source of amusement as they sharpen their claws and teeth on them. Whether it is your keyboard cable or your speaker wires, cats seem to love the taste of wire insulation as much as they love the taste of turkey. God damn it's annoying.

So... what is the best way to repel cats from your computer area? A USB Powered Ultrasonic Cat Repeller! 25kHz is well beyond the range of human hearing, but cats can hear it just fine. So if you can make an alarm powered by your computer that spits out a 25kHz screech, it should scare the kitties away. Stupid hippies may complain that this is inhumane, but I think it is a much better alternative than kitties chewing on a 110V power cable don't you? Here is how I made mine > ***http://afrotechmods.com/fuxx0red/ultrasonic/catrepeller.htm***

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And yeah... there is one other problem. It doesn't repel cats. It startled my cat for a few seconds, but he quickly got used to it. Within a minute, he got curious and started playing with it!

Just buy one instead of building =0p...

answered Jul 25 '10 at 16:51

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Quite simply... Vacuum? alt text

answered Jun 07 '10 at 00:40

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Well, the best way to not worry about getting cat hair in your laptop is to either get rid of the cat, or get rid of the laptop. Desktops are pretty easy to get hair and dust out of.

answered Jul 25 '10 at 16:37

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You can make filters out of something like cheesecloth to
sit in front of the intake openings on a laptop. There are
some commercial filters around as well.

Keep your laptop area dusted and make sure you close the lid
when you're not using it. Tacky material placed around the laptop
can help keep the cat away.

If you use a vacuum, keep it away from the laptop. They can
generate static and damage sensitive parts. Canned air works,
too...keep the can upright and use short bursts.

answered Jul 25 '10 at 19:54

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You could also use a Hyper-allegenic filter from a vacuum cleaner. I use one on the inside front of my tower. It still lets in plenty of air and stops the dust. Every now and then you just take it out and shake it.

(Jul 28 '10 at 04:50) Geenome Geenome's gravatar image

Get a dog....

Or you could just keep the cat outside.... where it belongs ;)

answered Jul 28 '10 at 22:34

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Blind Fury

Seems to be the solution that would most likely work.

(Dec 22 '12 at 09:35) ClosetFuturist ClosetFuturist's gravatar image

Vacuum, Shave the cat, Get rid of the cat, or just ignore it by the time there is too much hair in the laptop it will be time to buy a new one.

answered Jul 15 '10 at 09:49

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hmm? I've never had cat for dinner before. lol jk just vacuum and brush the cat.

answered Jul 28 '10 at 03:08

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Get your cat, his or her own laptop that way the cat will not spend so much time using your laptop and getting fur inside of it.

Also be sure to regularly clean the heatsinks in your laptop

answered Jul 28 '10 at 05:16

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