Do MacBook Pro get dusty inside?

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Just curious if MacBook pros get dusty inside over time. I have 2014 15 inch and lately the fan seems to be running 24/7 and it's got to the touch. So I was wondering if it's possible that dust is clogging air circulation.
 

dwfaust

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Jul 3, 2011
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Just curious if MacBook pros get dusty inside over time. I have 2014 15 inch and lately the fan seems to be running 24/7 and it's got to the touch. So I was wondering if it's possible that dust is clogging air circulation.
Pretty much every device gets dusty inside. Turn it off, remove the back and use compressed air to blow the dust out... especially on the fan blades and case vents.
 

nnoble

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Jun 19, 2011
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Alternatively, you could ignore the 'issue'. In eight years my MacBook Pro has been opened up just once to replace the battery.
 

Schranke

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Apr 3, 2010
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Your device will thank you for dusting it off. Letting dust collect in a system is often what will kill it or slow down performance to the point of insanity. I have always cleaned my systems and my families at least once a year. It does make a difference and you should be able to notice a difference when you have newer done so.
Remember the more air it takes in (high RPM) the more dust will get in to.
 
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