Cheap Homemade Computer Fan Dust Filter - Part 4

(This is the continuation from Part 3)

After only four days of installing the computer fan dust filter, I've already seen dust being trapped by the filter material. I'm not totally surprised. It's been extraordinarily windy this past few days.

Cheap Homemade Computer Fan Dust Filter - Part 3

(This is the continuation of Part 2)

  1. With a glue gun, apply melted glue along the perimeter of the center hole of the computer fan dust filter frame. Put a cardboard or newspapers to protect your work surface. Go around the perimeter quickly before the melted glue starts to cool and harden.

Cheap Homemade Computer Fan Dust Filter - Part 2

(This is the continuation of Part 1)

  1. Light a candle and affix (hold and lock) a 2-inch nail to a pair of vise grips. Put a cardboard or newspapers to prevent damaging your work surface or table.

  2. Heat the pointed end of the nail on the flame of the lighted candle for 2 minutes or more as shown below.

Cheap Homemade Computer Fan Dust Filter

In a recent article I wrote, I discussed how to make a simple computer fan dust filter out of a disposable clear plastic lid and used stockings. The filter material worked very well.

Shown below is the dust filter when I took out from the computer case. Notice the grayish circles on the filter?

DIY Computer Fan Dust Filter - Part 4

(This is the continuation of Part 3)

  1. Using a pair of scissors, cut out the drawn shape as shown below.

DIY Computer Fan Dust Filter - Part 3

(This is the continuation of Part 2)

In the first part of this article, much has been discussed on how the idea of using a computer fan dust filter came about. In the second part, the topic revolved on the importance of a desktop dust filter as well as the design and the materials needed to make an improvised filter.

This part continues with the tools as well as the procedure to make a computer fan dust filter.

DIY Computer Fan Dust Filter - Part 2

(This is the continuation of Part 1)

When the air-intake fan of the computer case turns, it sucks air from the outside to blow it inside the computer and cool the internal electrical components. With this process, however, the fan invariably brings ambient dust as well.

To ensure hot air that builds up inside the computer is expelled, an exhaust fan is installed at the rear side of the computer. The power supply unit has a dedicated fan for this purpose also. It is located at the rear of the unit.