Mac Pro - need to clean a fan (and can't get to it)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ZachPruckowski, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. ZachPruckowski macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2007
    I've got a first-edition Mac Pro. My room is kind of dusty. I've had to do a lot of cleaning inside the machine on the RAM and the fans, but I can't figure out how to get to the fan in front on the bottom. Is there a teardown guide? Every time I try to google "Mac Pro", it converts it to "Macbook pro".

  2. wesk702 macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2007
    The hood

    would compressed air help out?
  3. fluidedge macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2007
    just hold a vacuum cleaner pipe up to the back and front vents. should dislodge the worst of it.
  4. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    Unless you have the UltraMegaSuck-10000i, a vacuum cleaner isn't going to do much beyond slightly dislodge what you can see.

    Use canned air - much more effective.

    And I suppose if I'm going to say that, I might as well as add: either close your eyes when you blast, or wear glasses/goggles.
  5. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2008
    aisde from maybe useing a micro-duster, i would recommend using a compressor as opposed to canned air.

    the compressor has more air pressure to remove the dust and any smaller particles.

    maybe find someone with an AirCompressor of some kind.

    id avoid vaccums near the computer as who knows if it will discharge static electricity to it on or off!

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