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Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Bob Jovi, May 30, 2007.
is it wise to hoover the inside of my powermac??? as it is very very dusty in there!
Best not to static from that hoover wouldn't go doing your Mac's innards any good. A better bit would be to invest in a can of compressed air and blast that troublesome dust away.
Don't use a hoover in a Powermac!!
At my office we regularly have to clean out our big laser printers and when using a hoover on them sparks fly and people get shocks (very funny to watch) so it would wreck a computer.
Best bet is to remove all of the removable parts like drives, fans and heatsinks and any other bits you can safely get out and then use a dry soft paintbrush on the circuitry and clean the removed parts with a wet cloth and compressed air in the tricky corners.
I use a compressed air/vacuum combo.
Guess it depends on what the attachments are made out of though, hmm...? No static or sparks when I use my vacuum...
Agreed. Static killed my G5.
Yea, you got to be real careful about static. Like others have mentioned, why not just use compressed air? Simple and cheap solution, a lot easier than sticking a Hoover in there.
I'd rather buy compressed air than visit my local Apple Store because my G5 isn't booting up anymore.
Bad assumption that there is no static just because you can't see visible sparks...
I base that on the fact that I've done it for several years and none of the computers have ceased to work or develop any other problems.
Therefore there must be no static there with the vacuum I am using.