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is it a bad idea to put a desktop on carpet?

#1Blueandwhite87Posted 8/31/2013 3:48:31 PM
my brother just did that and the pc does not turn on however its been like that for weeks.
#2cuteboi100Posted 8/31/2013 3:49:58 PM
What has been like what for weeks?
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#3Blueandwhite87(Topic Creator)Posted 8/31/2013 3:51:56 PM
been sitting on the carpet for weeks
#4DrzxclusivechulPosted 8/31/2013 3:53:32 PM
it's a terrible idea to put it on carpet.

More dust can get into the system and damage it. This is the likely cause of the computer problem you mentioned above
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#5cuteboi100Posted 8/31/2013 3:53:54 PM
Putting a computer on the carpet will probably make it accumulate dust in the fans. Power supply might be fried. Check for dust, if lots of it is there tell me.
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#6GarquillPosted 8/31/2013 4:57:57 PM
Mine's been on a carpet for years
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#7arleasPosted 8/31/2013 5:52:26 PM
From: Garquille14 | #006
Mine's been on a carpet for years

Same here... Oh no, I have to dust out my computer once in a while. I totally wouldn't have to do that if it wasn't for that damn carpet. :|
#8Killah PriestPosted 8/31/2013 7:19:34 PM
its a bad idea but its not like the end of the world.

its just most likely going to get dirtier than if it was on a desk or small end table.

Just take an old shelf or piece of wood and sit it on that instead, although it really won't help much.
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#9ElDudorinoPosted 8/31/2013 7:36:50 PM
If you have fans that point downward out of the case like from a bottom-mounted power supply, you'll want to make sure the fans can still push air out that way. So, if it's extra-fluffy carpet you might have a problem but 'harder,' shorter carpet wouldn't be a problem.

I've had computers on carpets for years before. Never been an issue. You'll generally want to clean out dust and such from a computer anyway regardless of where you keep it, so, yeah.
#10PathlessBulletPosted 8/31/2013 7:37:47 PM
Do you use your desktop to vacuum?
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