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Join Date: Feb 2006
2007-01-06, 01:21

Sorry if this is a basic question but when I opened my Mac Pro about a month or 2 ago to install some more RAM I noticed that the extreme amount of dust that gathers in my room (I am constantly cleaning that tiny dorm room!!!) has gathered in large amounts in my Mac Pro. I was wondering what is the best way to clean the inside of the Mac Pro? I have an air compressor that I could use to blow the dust out but I didn't know if there was a better way to do it or if this was not a smart thing to do. I know that the vacuum is a no no because of static electricity....right? Thanks again for any suggestions and advice about how to clean it out.
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2007-01-06, 01:24

Compressed Air, Compressor, Vacuum. All will work.
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2007-01-06, 01:31

Thanks for a quick response! The vacuum is safe to use? I had always heard not to use the vacuum, because of the static charges that build up sometimes using it.
Join Date: Apr 2005
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2007-01-06, 01:40

i would just go to a local store and get a can of compressed air.
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Join Date: Aug 2005
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2007-01-06, 01:54

Yeah, I've always used compressed air to blow the dust out of computers.

To help mitigate the ensuing mess, either (a) do the cleaning outdoors, or (b) have a vacuum nearby to suck up the dust as it flies about. Don't make contact between the vacuum and the computer to be safe, but it might be handy to have a vacuum around if you're concerned about the quantities of dust you'll be relocating.

Apparently I call the cops when I see people litter.
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2007-01-06, 02:02

Thanks. I was planning on doing it outside so I might just have my shop vacuum out there nearby to vacuum the big stuff out (from a distance) and then blow the rest out.
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2007-01-08, 19:21

I'm surprised Murbot hasn't chimed in.

I imagine he has some great ideas for cleaning the inside of a Mac Pro.
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