Cleaning iMac G4 Fan

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by applekid, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. applekid macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2003
    How should I go about cleaning out the dust in my iMac G4's fan?

    It's annoying to watch small puffs of dust shoot up and stick to the metal neck. I'm hoping there's better ways than disassembling the whole iMac.
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    you could attack it with compressed air to blow it out.
  3. applekid thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2003
    I was thinking about that, but considering how the fan is positioned, I think compressed air would just blow the dust in deeper into the hardware. Any better suggestions?
  4. GorillaPaws macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2003
    Richmond, VA
    I just updated the ram in mine, and noticed how most of the holes on both the bottom and top of my iLamp were pretty much clogged w/ dust. I decided to take tweezers and pull out the dust hole-by hole. Some of it got pushed back down into the hardware, but most of that ended up getting blown back out of the top. I'm not too sure if what I did was kosher w/ official apple maintenence policy or whatnot, but the fan seems to come on less often so I guess it worked out ok. As far as compressed air, I had the same gut feelings about that as you. I don't wanna blow dust up into my hardware and short out something.
  5. applekid thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2003
    I guess nobody has anymore tips (or cares) for the iMac G4 fan cleaning... :(
  6. dylan macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2005
    well i care but i have no ideas. mines spitten dust at me too.

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