Best way to clear dust/fluff from a Mac Pro that sits on the floor?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by steffi, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. steffi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2003
    Is there a good way to take care of this. I do have a Dyson available.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Compressed air should blow it out quite effectively. You can reduce dust by elevating it off the floor.
  3. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    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.
  4. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    A vacuum cleaner is a dangerous way to clean a computer. I wouldn't suggest that method.
  5. snberk103 macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    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....
  6. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    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.
  7. firedownunder macrumors regular


    May 5, 2011
  8. interrobang macrumors 6502

    May 25, 2011
    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.
  9. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    You actually outlined my concerns there, small parts and static electricity. I'm quite cautious on things like computer cleaning advice.

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