Using a filter on Macbook pro vent?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nicknicknickh, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. nicknicknickh macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2011
    Anyone know of a way to use a filter of some sort so I don't have to clean out my mbp and I know it safe from dirt etc. I live in a house with multiple pets and is dusty.
  2. EmbraceTheOne macrumors 6502a

    Aug 26, 2011
    Open up the bottom every once in awhile and dust out the cover :)
  3. randomrazr macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2011
    if u apply a filter that would decrease air flow goingthourgh the inside of ur macbook and cause it to over heat.

    theres a reason why they dont put one???!
  4. nicknicknickh thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2011
    It would have to be thin and I would compensate with a higher fan rpm. Surely someone most of found out a working way
  5. randomrazr macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2011
    higher fan speed wont help cause a filter will start to clog upwith dust

    u dont have to continuously clean ur macbook inside of dust, jsut do it every few months
  6. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2008
    Dallas, Texas/ Hong Kong
    I've completely taken apart my 08 MBP a couple of times, including the logic board, fans, and the fan exhaust(whatever it is called). putting any kind of filter will drastically block the flow of air. You'll just have to carefully blow it out once in a while.

    If you don't have a temperature monitoring program already, you should get one. And give it a cleaning if the idle temp exceeds 60 celcius or so.

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