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dimme

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Feb 14, 2007
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Any tips for cleaning out the vents in the back of the keyboard area. I was cleaning my screen on my late 2013 rMBP and a little piece of something fell from the screen and I assume it went into the vents at the bottom. I tried turning over the computer and gently shaking it, but no luck. Would it be safe to use a home vac to try clean it?
 

Beezy253

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Sep 19, 2013
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I used to turn my 2009 cMBP over and hit the bottom until dust stopped "falling" out… which is probably why I have random keyboard problems..LOL

I would also unscrew the bottom and clean the inside a few times a year.

I also purchased a USB computer vac that has a really weak suction.. not sure if they're safe to use, but IMO, better than using compressed air, and just blowing the dirt/dust around.

With my new rMBP, I won't be turning it over and hitting the bottom anymore.. probably just use the usb computer vac to keep the dust from building up under the keys.

Mind you, I wash my hands 15+ times a day… Dust still gets in there some how. :confused:
 
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DayVe3000

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Jun 28, 2012
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I regularly wipe my Mac to prevent build up. Then every now and again I give it a quick blast with a can of compressed air just to make sure the dust is gone.
 
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Polyphonie

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