Cleaning MacBook with an air duster

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  1. cheesyappleuser macrumors 6502a

    cheesyappleuser

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    Hi everyone!

    I've had my MacBook Pro for a while now, and I was thinking of cleaning it, specially on the keyboard and vents and every little place that is impossible to clean with a cloth. So, I've come across air dusters, but I don't know if they might damage the computer. I'd also like to use this to clean my iPhone in a similar fashion.

    Is it okay to clean a computer like this, or is it better to use something like a toothbrush or a dedicated electronics brush?
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    That's exactly what they're for.

    Go right ahead.
     
  3. danwestbrook macrumors regular

    danwestbrook

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    For a even better clean think about removing the bottom of the case, recently did mine and now noticeably quieter and cooler... mine was a 2012 Retina Mac Book Pro so had quite a few years worth of dust build up.
     
  4. cheesyappleuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    cheesyappleuser

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    Interesting… no problems due to the build of the computer then? (like soldered components)
     
  5. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Nope. They're designed for this sort of job.

    At work we've got an air compressor in the workshop as it works out cheaper in the long run.
     
  6. danwestbrook macrumors regular

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    No all running fine, part from 2 dead pixel's on the screen but I use its 7 days a week so cant really complain, price you pay for being an early adopter :)
     

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