cleaning alu uni MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by soulreaper, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. soulreaper macrumors newbie


    Aug 12, 2008
    West Haven, CT
    hey guys, i wanna ask something...
    it's been 4 months since i've bought my MBP
    i was just wondering if i wanna do some cleaning inside the MBP, can i just remove the cover and the drives inside to do the cleaning??
    or is there any other better way to do so??
    mainly i wanna clean those dust that are stuck underneath the keyboard...

  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    To your left or right
    you could take apart your computer to clean it but you risk damaging some of the internal components. maybe take a look at THIS before you begin
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Throw it in the washing machine, that way you'll get it clean and the white will be even brighter. Because we are talking about a sensitive piece of equipment, make sure you put the washing machine on the delicate cycle.
  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    If it's only been four months, in my opinion, the gains realized from opening up the case will be marginal. Maybe after a year or so.

    At four months the standard should apply but little else. An iKlear rinse on the body and the display w/ microfiber. An onyx run. And clean out the trash can ;) good 2 go.I do that routine once a week. Trash gets taken out daily as I'm approaching 7 TB worth of data and I manage to get duplicates of alot of stuff.
  5. Winters macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2010
    I've already heard about people putting their macbook in the fridge to cool them so I'm sure we can find someone who has done this as well ;)
  6. DivineEvil macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2009
    I've owned my MBP for 6 months and I recently opened it to install a second HDD... The difference between when I got it and upgraded my HDD the first week, and now are that there were only a little dust near the fan. But it was nothing compared to my old desktop that was filled with ton of dust and garbage...

    The cleaning you can do internally is just open it and remove the dust... that's it.
  7. Bosman macrumors member


    Jan 19, 2008
    Get a can of dust off compressed air, it has a long skinny stem so you can direct the stream of air in small hard to reach areas. Simplest cleanest not liquid solution in my opinion. It blasts all the dust off everything in my Mac Pro.
  8. soulreaper thread starter macrumors newbie


    Aug 12, 2008
    West Haven, CT
  9. Habitus macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2009
    Where ever my life takes me...
    Ehhhh, that sounds fairly risky. Also, you'll void the warranty if you remove all the components. However, iKlear works great for cleaning the exterior.

    Good luck,

    Habitus :apple:

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