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?
Answer by Cateye Productions · Jun 06, 2010 at 06:02 PM
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.
Answer by r0bErT4u · Jul 25, 2010 at 05:51 PM
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***
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...
Answer by JonathanPDX · Jul 25, 2010 at 08:54 PM
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.