Flipping my macbook upside down

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Beowulf666, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Beowulf666 macrumors regular

    Beowulf666

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    So I want to clean all of the gunk that may have gotten into the laptop over the past few months, and I was wondering. Would it be safe to flip my macbook upside down and just LIGHTLY shake it so that any gunk and crap might fall out? Or would that cause damage? Thanks.
     
  2. bluelight macrumors member

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    Why don't you just lightly immerse it in water and put it on your roof to dry?


    Seriously... buy some canned air (gas duster) and just blow all the "gunk" away :)
     
  3. portent macrumors 6502a

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    A gentle shake won't hurt it...provided it's turned OFF first.

    (Seems obvious, but you'd be surprised how easy it is to forget that!)
     
  4. Beowulf666 thread starter macrumors regular

    Beowulf666

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    Won't that move the gunk to a corner of the laptop? or just push it to the side?
     
  5. bluelight macrumors member

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    Well what kind of gunk are we talking about?

    Canned air basically lifts all the crumbs and dust into the air and then you can just vaccum whatever came out. Just use the nozzle close to the keyboard.
     
  6. bookkrazer macrumors newbie

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    Why not use a vacuum cleaner?? :D Just Joking!!

    Follow Bluelight's advice, it's quite good.
     

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