Do MacBook Pro get dusty inside?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Totally, May 11, 2018.

  1. Totally macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. dwfaust macrumors 601

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    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.
     
  3. Totally thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I figured. It's got star shaped screws at the bottom, I'll have to find a kit of them.
     
  4. dwfaust macrumors 601

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  6. nnoble macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Yep, any devices that sucks air in and blows out, will have dust inside.
     
  8. Schranke macrumors 6502a

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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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