Unibody MacBook coughing dust

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by LiquidHarmony, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. LiquidHarmony macrumors newbie

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    Strange, when the fans start running fast as it heats up in Windows, it feels like there's something loose inside the MacBook when I tilt it. But more noticeably, it 'coughs' out dust through the ventilation. Like, lots of dust. It happened to me twice in my 8 months of ownership. If I didn't know any better I would have thought it was some sort of advanced mechanism to clean the insides of dust.

    Can anyone tell me if there's anything to worry about? and why there seems to be something loose inside the computer only when it heats up?
     
  2. Exile macrumors newbie

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    I'm a newb here also but the dust coughing has to be some sort of problem. If I were you I'd have it checked out by someone who knows their way around computers.
     
  3. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Try taking the back off and hit that puppy with some compressed air.
     
  4. MarkCooz macrumors 6502a

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    or possibly take it to the apple store and let them check it out.
     
  5. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Sure, but then you can't play with compressed air.
     
  6. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    You're recommending somebody open their "under-full-warranty" mackbook and hosing it out with potentially damaging compressed air?

    Wow. The advice given here these days.
     
  7. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    I honestly don't see how a blast of compressed air could damage his "mackbook". :D I did the same to mine after replacing my ram recently; there did seem to be a fair bit of dust in it. Finally, I could see a genius looking at a macbook caked in dust inside and trying to say that the machine had been misused and denying coverage.

    I also find it amusing about someone lamenting "the advice given here these days" when they have been a member for a whole six months.
     

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