paint dust in MP

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dcslacker, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. dcslacker macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2004
    My room was painted today without my knowing and while the Mac Pro was covered in a thin plastic sheet, it wasn't turned off during the painting :mad:. When I got home I noticed that there was a very fine dust on the desk and I'm guessing that the fine dust is also inside the Mac.

    Is there need for worry about the dust buildup over the day or is dust just dust and using canned air can clean up the inside of the tower? It was working fine when I came home but now it's packed away in a closet until the painting is finished.
  2. goMac macrumors 604

    Apr 15, 2004
    Open it up and find out.

    If there is paint dust in there I would give it a cleaning with compressed air.
  3. dcslacker thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2004
    there is fine dust. i'm gonna spray with canned air, but i'm mostly worried that the dust will somehow damage the internals because it's so fine.
  4. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    If it was dust when it landed inside the MP (not still in a liquid state that *could* adhere to a surface), you'll be fine once you get it all blown out. :)

    BTW, if there was already a sufficiently fine layer of dust before the paint was sucked in, it would adhere to the dust if it where to adhere to something at all, not the actual components, boards, ...
  5. dcslacker thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2004
    i feel so relieved! when i found out about the painting work going on i was so upset, but now i've calmed down and am much less worried. whew! :eek:
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Nothing will happen to your computer. You can just leave it. If you like it being clean though, compressed air will do the trick. Certainly won't damage it though.

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