Dust inside my 2010 MBP

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  1. Khryz, Mar 27, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2013

    Khryz macrumors 6502a

    Jan 7, 2007
    Tonight I opened up my MBP and the first thing I noticed is that there was noticeable amount of dust accumulation inside. Most around the optical drive, and I could see dust inside the fans too.

    I have compressed air, but when I did a quick google search to see if that was okay to use -- some said yes and others said it was a terrible idea.

    So MacRumors, what is the best way for me to get rid of all the dust? I want to open it up again tomorrow.
  2. Lolito macrumors 6502


    Mar 20, 2013
    compressed air is perfectly fine. just keep the can vertical, so no liquid will be sprayed.

    I highly recommend to disasemble the fan and remove the dust you will find. the grill between the fan and the outer grill must be full of dense acumulated dust.
  3. Khryz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 7, 2007
    Thank you! I will use the compressed air, and I'll see if I can find any video guides on taking out the fans to see if I would feel comfortable doing that.

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