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Original poster
Nov 4, 2018
About 4 years ago I was diagnosed with OCD, which brought no surprise after doing some tests with a psychiatrist. Anyways it's always resulted in making sure my Apple products are always free of lint, dust, and scratches, with that being said. About last week or so I purchased a MacBook Pro 2020 model and already in a week of use, the gaps between the screen and case have begun to fill up with lint and dust, it has caused the OCD to kick in. What is a good method that will not harm the MacBook and kick the lint out? I tried using a thin sheet of paper but to no avail. I want to see what other options there are to clean up this mess. View attachment 931333
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Logan Nolag

macrumors newbie
Apr 28, 2020
I too have OCD and the best thing to do is live with it. The only surefire treatment for OCD is exposure and response prevention which basically means face the triggers head on and eventually they will stop bothering you. It’s hard but living with the dust really is the best thing to do.


macrumors 6502a
Mar 27, 2020
I'm diagnosed with ocd as well. I can find an issue with every single Apple product (and other brands) lol.

I've bought a motorized air duster for about $80 Cad on Amazon. I've also heard that a little camera lens cleaning brush work well for this.
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macrumors 6502
Apr 28, 2015
Dallas, TX
Another OCD victim here. I've learned that if you look for imperfections, you will find them. In your case I'd suggest a battery powered duster (for electronics). Several good ones available on Amazon.

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