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Reduce excess fan noise by cleaning out dust
Authored by: themacnut on Apr 06, '06 11:04:29AM

Something that's not clear to me from the hint; is the vacuum used on the inside of the machine while it's powered down and unopened, or is the vacuum hose simply applied to the fan vents on the back of the machine while it's closed up?

I'd think there'd be less of a risk from static discharge if the vacuum is used to suck dust from the fan vents while the machine is off, but still closed up. Clarification on the exact technique would make this hint more useful.

The MacNut
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Machine was plugged in.
Authored by: kd4ttc on Apr 06, '06 06:44:23PM

The computer was cleaned while still plugged in, but powered off. I was working on an iMac flat panel 15 inch - the cute half sphere machine now discontinued. The vents are along the bottom rim and the exhaust is on the top. The iMac has a heat pipe extending from the CPU to the edge, according to photo's of the innards I've seen. I suspect that removal of dust from that spot was important in the improvement on my machine.

Steve Holland

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