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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by steffi, Feb 14, 2012.
Is there a good way to take care of this. I do have a Dyson available.
Compressed air should blow it out quite effectively. You can reduce dust by elevating it off the floor.
It's just like when your Ferrari gets dirty... you buy a new one!
I take the computer outside and use compressed air to blow it out. I figure blowing it out in place just means the dust gets right back in more quickly.
A vacuum cleaner is a dangerous way to clean a computer. I wouldn't suggest that method.
If you use compressed air, be sure to keep the can upright and don't jiggle the can.... you may get liquid spurting out otherwise.
I have my Mac Pro sitting on a couple of 4 inch blocks (1 block for each end, not stacked up). Just that little bit of height can make a huge difference to the dust and smurf that gets sucked up....
When using compressed air be sure to hold the fan blades still.
It's fine if you know what you are doing. I use a vacuum most of the time. Although I know what can and can not be touched.
Click on link in post #4; these things are awesome. Will remove dust from every nook and cranny. Got mine from CompUSA for $50. Worth every penny. There's a few youtube videos showing one in action.
Get it up off the floor; no sense ruining a $2500 computer for want of a $250 desk. Otherwise, vacuum the floor more often.
It's only dangerous if you break something off or build up static electricity. Keep the Mac plugged in and grounded while you're cleaning, and don't let the vacuum come anywhere near the logic board. Best not to use it at all inside the case. If you stick to the outside, you should be fine.
If you have a vacuum with a blower connection, use that.
You actually outlined my concerns there, small parts and static electricity. I'm quite cautious on things like computer cleaning advice.