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Freezing electronic equipment

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5y, 7m agoPosted 5 years, 7 months ago
This is going to sound weird but I need to freeze some of my electronic equipment to avoid contamination.

All my gear is at the student house, a few months ago I noticed these very small white things that looked like specks of dust, but they moved. Some kind of mite I guess. Anyway, every so often you see one crawling across the computer monitor or my PSP. So I am guessing more could still be inside the equipment.

To prevent transporting these organisms back to my home I am proposing to free my equipment for a few hours first in sealed clear plastic bags.

However, what I am worried about is condensation once I remove the items from the freezer. Whats the best way to prevent this? Should I do it on a cold day?
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5y, 7m agoPosted 5 years, 7 months ago
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2 Likes #1
Monday and thread of the week is here already.
#2
greg_68
Monday and thread of the week is here already.


In b4 someone says stick them in the freezer alongside the fish and chips.
#3
Have you thought about clearing your kit with a can of compressed air?
#4
That wont be through enough.

cis_groupie
Have you thought about clearing your kit with a can of compressed air?
#5
Remove batteries before freezing.
#6
Well.. I know you can put a Hard Drive in the freezer when it dies to try and give it some sort of boost or something? Maybe its the same thing, just wrap it in a freezer bag? Personally never would try it lol. Is there no spray you can buy to kill these mites?
#7
Are you going to put yourself and all of your clothes and other possessions in the freezer too?

Why not just get some mite spray from your local hen/farm supplier and kill them. After all, critters can often survive extremely low temperatures. Household freezers are only maybe -20 degrees or so.
#8
isopropyl alcohol spray
#9
I have a bottle of that in the room. Is it ok to spray isopropyl alcohol dirrectly onto the insides of a pc?

Alfonse
isopropyl alcohol spray
#10
I would go with the Isopropyl Alcohol.

If you really need to FREEZE your gear, use a vacuum bag (not the type you put in your hoover), suck all the air out or you will get ice crystals form and that will just knacker your kit.
#11
The PC is about 5 years old now, so Ill give it a try if and if it doesnt turn on any more fair play. Ill backup all data and remove the battery first though.
#12
Alfonse
isopropyl alcohol spray

pi**ed mites? they're the WORST
banned 1 Like #13
I'm not sure freezing is guaranteed to kill them off. Strip off, dangle your crotch in front of your stuff and hope they transfer to you.
#14
If it's dry outside, it might be an idea to let nature do some work.
banned 1 Like #15
This takes the misk to new depths
#16
So has anyone successfully gotten ridog the mite? I too have them in my clothes dresser and mayb even my car! Pls respond...thanks

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