How to clean / dust iMac?

TonsOfFun420

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May 10, 2012
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I have read a bunch of contradictory ways on how to clean an iMac (some say blow into the vents with compressed air, others say that is bad and you should vacuum the vents, etc.)

So I am wondering what is the best way to clean an iMac? The dust on the inside, and the outside, and the screen?

Thanks!
 

johto

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Jan 15, 2008
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Only way to REALLY clean your imac's inner parts from the dust build-up, is to open it. I would say, dismantle it so far that that you detach the LCD, then you can access all the fans, PSU etc. By cleaning i mean, you need to blow the dust off with compressed air. I recently opened my mid 2007, 24" imac after 2 years. I have two cats in the house. It had LOT of dust all over inside! :eek:
 

cyrways

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Mar 31, 2012
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Only way to REALLY clean your imac's inner parts from the dust build-up, is to open it. I would say, dismantle it so far that that you detach the LCD, then you can access all the fans, PSU etc. By cleaning i mean, you need to blow the dust off with compressed air. I recently opened my mid 2007, 24" imac after 2 years. I have two cats in the house. It had LOT of dust all over inside! :eek:
this is why my cat needs a new home, this dust is unaccepatable. Fancy a third cat? I can overnight him to you. lol