My MacBook Pro innards

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by andrzej, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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

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    miles01110

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    Great. Looks exactly the same as every other MBP from your generation...
     
  3. tug
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    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.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    I usually do this, but sometimes will use the wirebrush attachment for my drill if it gets real rough in spots
     
  5. tug
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    nice one, never thought of that.

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

    :D:D:D:D
     
  6. macrumors 604

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

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    Looking at the photo makes me wonder how a much larger battery would fit if they omitted the DVD drive.
     
  8. tug
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    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. :):):)
     
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    dukebound85

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    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?
     
  10. macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  11. tug
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    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
     

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