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rrstewartjr
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Cat hair in Amplifier

My last request for help was graciously answered, and now I need to know the best or safest way to get cat hair, dander, and probably other dust out of the inside of my receiver. The nearest authorized service dealer is hundreds of miles away, and I'll ship if that's the best option. I work out of town during the week, so I can't easily look to see if I'm still in the warranty period (you know, opening the cover and voiding the warranty . . .). The unit is about 6 years old. Now, it's not got 6 years of cat hair, just recently I moved things around and they got access to sleeping on top of it. I've got it covered now in such a way they can't get on it, but there is still ventilation.

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Cat hair in Amplifier

Get your grass blower. Take the cover off the amp. Stand back about 10 feet. And blow the crap out... Wait a minute! Are you one of the cats?

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Re: Cat hair in Amplifier

The cat hair (unless they're very clever and removed the cover themselves) got in through the vent slots. Have you tried the vacuum cleaner with the little dusting brush attachment to get it out the same way?

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Re: Cat hair in Amplifier

Buy a can of computer Dust-Off ($7). Unplug the unit and take it to the basement, garage, front porch...what ever. Take the cover off and blow the dust and whatever lurks out. Repeat one a year.

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Re: Cat hair in Amplifier

$7 for air in a can!!! Must be AUDIO GRADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Cat hair in Amplifier


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The cat hair (unless they're very clever and removed the cover themselves)..

Hirsute felines are devilishly, insidiously clever . . .

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What, no one has said that amplifier can really PURR! I know I just stumbled into WP territory. He has got to have a picture for this. Or does it just have a "furry" sound?

It's Friday and I am old.

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If the PUSSYcat hair bothers you, get a shaved PUSSYcat, those hairless ones. Surely you have seen the hairless PUSSYcats i refer to.

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Re: Cat hair in Amplifier

Yup- I understand your concern! I have three cats, 2 shorthairs and one cuddly long hair! I have got into the habit of using a vac with brush tool, on all the vents on the cases of all my equipment, weekly as it helps to stop build up inside. Now and the- I will also take the covers off and hold the nozzle closer- but not touching anything, to remove the fuzz and dust that we all suffer over time!
(Just never use brushes on components as you may buid static and damage the bits)!

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