How to clean / dust iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by TonsOfFun420, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. TonsOfFun420 macrumors member

    May 10, 2012
    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?

  2. DoubleVision19 macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2010
  3. johto macrumors 6502


    Jan 15, 2008
    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:
  4. cyrways macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2012
    this is why my cat needs a new home, this dust is unaccepatable. Fancy a third cat? I can overnight him to you. lol
  5. lizardofwoz macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2012
    Such heresy. Cat fur is a natural insulation material and your cat is doing his/her best to protect you from excessive heat :)

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