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Rugaby

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So I have been cleaning today because I am bored and was cleaning my desk. In cleaning that area I decided to pull out my CPU and clean it. I removed the cover and was shocked at what I found. I am lucky I haven't had damage yet. Good news is I will remember to clean it more now and have potatoes for dinner.

Clean your CPU's people!
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iphonewarrior

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Unplug it and get a small hoover in there. I took my old MacBook apart a few weeks back and it had dust from 4 years ago inside it. Have a look inside your keyboard too, you'll find stuff in there you wouldn't think possible.
 

Rugaby

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Or a leaf blower.
No kidding right. I took the dirt devil first. Then used the compressed air to get more and more out. It's clean now. Potatoes harvested. Good to go. Was gross though. I am a clean person. Out of sight I guess. Makes me wonder what the inside of other people's CPU's look like.
 

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Or a big Transformer that hoovers up pyramids.
 
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TarekElsakka

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Glad I don't use desktop computers anymore. Hardly any dust goes into my MacBook Pro, although after John's post, I'm becoming hesitant of my initial belief. It's only less than a year old, though, so I don't think I have to worry yet.
 

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Cool, can we turn this into "I learn from my mistakes" thread? :D
I kid I kid, I learn from my mistakes.
And btw rugaby, when was the last time you cleaned it? Was I born yet?
 

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Glad I don't use desktop computers anymore. Hardly any dust goes into my MacBook Pro, although after John's post, I'm becoming hesitant of my initial belief. It's only less than a year old, though, so I don't think I have to worry yet.
I'm with you, I lived in a very old apartment when I had my desktop and it would get like that all the time.
 

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Same here, carpet everywhere, I raised it as high from the carpet as I could and it never got that bad again.
I have a very small desk so it being under my desk is the only option I use it every day to burn DVDs and my photography. That's it. Never use it for anything else.
 

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I have a very small desk so it being under my desk is the only option I use it every day to burn DVDs and my photography. That's it. Never use it for anything else.
I seriously thought that said "DVD's and my pornography" at first.