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I was wondering how often everyone cracks open their macbooks and blows the dust out. I'm a smoker and thought maybe I should think about doing this more often. I've had my MBP since July and have yet to do this. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.
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I don't think disassembling a laptop (or an iMac or Mini for that matter) without a good reason is a good idea.

Shut it down, vacuum the openings and keyboard, and blow canned air into the vents.

And don't smoke around your computer. Tobacco smoke contains a greasy tar that can't be blown out.
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I don't think disassembling a laptop (or an iMac or Mini for that matter) without a good reason is a good idea.

Shut it down, vacuum the openings and keyboard, and blow canned air into the vents.

And don't smoke around your computer. Tobacco smoke contains a greasy tar that can't be blown out.
..and don't smoke in general, blowing that stuff out of your lungs is exponentially harder..

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Just be careful using compressed air around the screen. My dad kinda wrecked his screen by blowing dust behind the screen. That was on a pre unibody MacBook Pro

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Just be careful using compressed air around the screen. My dad kinda wrecked his screen by blowing dust behind the screen. That was on a pre unibody MacBook Pro
That's why I said canned air.
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