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andrzej
Dec 30, 2011, 12:03 AM
Today I took apart my MacBook Pro to clean the inside of it. I haven't done this in the three and a half years I've owned it, so I figured there would be a lot of dust in it. It wasn't as bad as I expected (this photo is taken before any cleaning was done; you'll notice the keyboard/trackpad cable still connected to the logic board), but it did take over 4 hours to clean.:D

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.tuaw.com/media/2011/08/mbp-guts-cjr.jpg



miles01110
Dec 30, 2011, 12:05 AM
Great. Looks exactly the same as every other MBP from your generation...

tug
Dec 30, 2011, 10:42 AM
i use canned air on my macbook, but sometimes theres bits in there that won't come off, so i resort to high density detergent, a hard nailbrush to roughly scrub and make a nice foam, let stand for a while then i use an industrial steam cleaner (from my work, the boss don't mind) and it generally gleams like new.

Sonhascome
Dec 31, 2011, 11:29 PM
i use canned air on my macbook, but sometimes theres bits in there that won't come off, so i resort to high density detergent, a hard nailbrush to roughly scrub and make a nice foam, let stand for a while then i use an industrial steam cleaner (from my work, the boss don't mind) and it generally gleams like new.

I usually do this, but sometimes will use the wirebrush attachment for my drill if it gets real rough in spots

tug
Jan 1, 2012, 05:26 AM
nice one, never thought of that.

but i will sure give it a go next time i do a clean.

:D:D:D:D

old-wiz
Jan 1, 2012, 09:19 AM
i use canned air on my macbook, but sometimes theres bits in there that won't come off, so i resort to high density detergent, a hard nailbrush to roughly scrub and make a nice foam, let stand for a while then i use an industrial steam cleaner (from my work, the boss don't mind) and it generally gleams like new.

I hope anyone reading your post will recognize sarcasm and not actually do that.

blueroom
Jan 1, 2012, 09:30 AM
Looking at the photo makes me wonder how a much larger battery would fit if they omitted the DVD drive.

tug
Jan 1, 2012, 01:35 PM
I hope anyone reading your post will recognize sarcasm and not actually do that.

i didn't mean to appear sarcastic. it was just meant as light hearted fun during the holidays.

hopefully it made a few folks smile. :):):)

dukebound85
Jan 1, 2012, 01:43 PM
i use canned air on my macbook, but sometimes theres bits in there that won't come off, so i resort to high density detergent, a hard nailbrush to roughly scrub and make a nice foam, let stand for a while then i use an industrial steam cleaner (from my work, the boss don't mind) and it generally gleams like new.

I tried what you said to get the hard stuff to come off. Didn't have a steam cleaner though so just did the detergent part with a toothbrush and now I can't get it to turn on again?:confused:

Any advice?

old-wiz
Jan 1, 2012, 03:36 PM
i didn't mean to appear sarcastic. it was just meant as light hearted fun during the holidays.

hopefully it made a few folks smile. :):):)

I should have said light-hearted, not sarcastic. My mistake. I did have to read it twice before I caught on. Must be a little groggy from last night, but I'm awake now. umgph.

Would be interesting to see how long a MBP would last if they did ditch the DVD drive and put more battery instead and not change the form factor.

tug
Jan 2, 2012, 03:38 AM
I tried what you said to get the hard stuff to come off. Didn't have a steam cleaner though so just did the detergent part with a toothbrush and now I can't get it to turn on again?:confused:

Any advice?

perhaps a rogue toothbrush bristle that worked itself loose has caused something to arc across somewhere, you need to get your hands on a high pressure jet house, that would find the pesky thing, hopefully it will then boot up.

:D:D:D