Dust

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dukebound85, Nov 27, 2008.

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Do you clean out your computers from time to time?

  1. Yes, all of them

    3 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. No or have never thought about it

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. Only my desktop but not laptop

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    #1
    I was curious as to how many clean out their computers.

    I went and cleaned out my desktop to find the cpu fan, system fans, graphic card fans pretty dusty and spent quite a bit of time cleaning them out

    Then it got me thinking what is the best way to get the dust out of my mb I've had for over 2 years? Last thing I want are dead fans due to dust cloging or the like.

    So how many clean out their computers and ow do you clean out a laptop?
     
  2. ref26 macrumors 6502a

    ref26

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    I would guess people probably use forced air, it's good for getting dust out from under your keyboard and such and I assume would be equally effective for a laptop's insides.
     
  3. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    Yea, that's kind of what I am leaning towards

    I heard using vaccums or hairdryers are bad due to any potential static build up
     
  4. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

    smurfjammer

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    I used to clean out my G4 tower with can of compressed air every 3 months.

    I clean my keyboards with a product called 'Cyber Clean' and pull the cover off the iMac and use compressed air to blow away dust and just had the top cover of my MacBook replaced and the service centre cleaned the inside for me.
     

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