MacBook Pro's and dust

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by henhog, May 16, 2010.

  1. henhog macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    I've just moved into Uni with my new i5 MBP and I've noticed that my room is always dusty - even after a good vacuum. Is there any way to try to protect my MBP from getting dust in it? Should I open it up occasionally and get the dust out of the heatsinks?

    Also, I'm using the Uni's 802.11X wireless and servers. Should I put the firewall up or have any extra security measures in place?

    Cheers,
    H
     
  2. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    You can use compressed air to clean most of the dust out, but it would also help to clean (dust, not just vacuum) your room more. If you don't want to buy a can of air, you can use a soda bottle and a bike pump with a needle tip stuck through the cap to pressurize the bottle to ~50-60 PSI, but make sure there is no moisture at all in the bottle (or it will condense and spray water into your computer), and never exceed about 80 PSI [550 kPa or 5.5 bar] or the bottle may explode. Even 50-60 PSI may be somewhat dangerous, so be careful.

    Yes, you should have the firewall on. There's really no reason not to.
     
  3. henhog thread starter macrumors newbie

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