Dust in Mac Pro

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  1. nomadpass macrumors member

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    How is the dust situation? It has the grill casing, leaving the inside exposed. Over time how is it when you open it up?
     
  2. G4DP macrumors 65816

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    filthy, compressed air comes in very handy every couple of months.
     
  3. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Is there a special type you need to be on the safe side? Or will any old can of compressed air be fine? By fans are making a loud noise and I think it is due to the fact that I have not cleaned my computer in over a year :).
     
  4. nomadpass thread starter macrumors member

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    I would be to scared to open it
     
  5. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Most computers gather a lot of dust on the inside. The Mac Pro is certainly no exception. Fortunately, where the Mac Pro is an exception is that most areas are so damn accessible that popping off the side panel and having a spray around with a can of compressed air or even, gulp, a careful suck with a vacuum is easy.
     
  6. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

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    Is this really a problem – I mean has anyone ever posted "Dust killed my Mac Pro?"
     
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  8. eXan macrumors 601

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    Why are you scared to open it? :confused: Its not like you're breaking in... the side panel was MENT to be removable :rolleyes:
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    He'd be scared to open any computer that hasn't been cleaned in over a year.
     
  10. eXan macrumors 601

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    What do you mean?
     
  11. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    1) Put a box with an inward flowing fan in a corner for a year.
    2) Stick some cardboard "walls" in there for good measure and to hold the dust.
    3) Let the fan run and don't touch it at all.
    4) Open it after a year.
    5) Scream. ;)
     
  12. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    Any source of compressed air is perfectly fine just open blow off the Fans and Chips.
     
  13. eXan macrumors 601

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    Oh I get it now :D

    Strange, but when I opened my iMac G5 last autumn (by that time my iMac has been 2 years old already) there was rather little dust... definitely not at the "scary" level
     
  14. crm114 macrumors member

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    Dust can and will cause a short or crash - it has happened - i have seen it on a number of PC's over the last few years. You should blow it out once every couple of months - esp. if you have animals in your house and if you smoke.

    be very careful with a vaccum - i have seen jumpers come off mother boards and cards and get lost in a vaccums - leave the dyson in the closet for this one - small computer vacs can be bought for cheap that work just right.

    any compressed air is fine - just not too much (like from your compressor in the garage - no i dont know how much pressure is too much).

    I have found dead insects and loose screws in a computers as well - these will short out parts - and could cause a fire.

    just clean it out once in a while and you will be fine.
     

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