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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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Monday and thread of the week is here already.
Monday and thread of the week is here already.

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

Have you thought about clearing your kit with a can of compressed air?
Remove batteries before freezing.
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?
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.
isopropyl alcohol spray
I have a bottle of that in the room. Is it ok to spray isopropyl alcohol dirrectly onto the insides of a pc?

isopropyl alcohol spray
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.
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.
isopropyl alcohol spray

pi**ed mites? they're the WORST
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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.
If it's dry outside, it might be an idea to let nature do some work.
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This takes the misk to new depths
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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