junk in my trunk
How do i get all that crap out of the vent? They say to use a hand held vaccum but that never works!
You could try compressed air. If you do this, though, keep a vacuum near by because the dust will fly everywhere. I run the vacuum right next to the vent, then spray air into it. Compressed air goes in, dust comes out into the vacuum.
I recently cleaned out an old PlayStation 2 that was purchased off of eBay. I took the brute force approach and opened the case and cleaned each component individually with paper towels and an electronics-safe cleaner. Although a tedious and nauseous operation, the device is super clean now, more so than could be accomplished with a vacuum and compressed air.
Use an old fashioned pipe cleaner (fuzzy stuff on a bendable wire). I regularly use these to clean out the crap that builds up on processor heat sinks as well.