Advice from an Apple tech: Battle the dust bunnies
Posted 12 October 2013 - 01:19 PM
Posted 12 October 2013 - 02:16 PM
Previous iMac needed a pair of suction cups to lift off the glass, then remove the display etc.
The new ones require heat and adhesive cutting around the edge of the glass to take it apart ... in other words real serviceability progress.
Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:56 AM
Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:15 AM
He made a mistake, and wrote this to prevent more people making the same mistake as him. You can choose not to follow his advice but don't be a jerk about it.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 05:02 AM
>So how do you clean the insides of an iMac?< I'd like to know as well! Just this past weekend I approached my sister's noisy iMac with a can of compressed air and found that, unlike my Mac Pro, Apple apparently doesn't want you on the inside of that machine. I dutifully spritzed some compressed air into any crevice I could find, but I doubt it did any good.
It did more harm than good, if it did anything at all. You never want to blow air *in* to a computer's vent while the case is closed. All you're doing in that case is moving the dust around and possibly causing it to clot up so that it can cause some real problems.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 11:42 AM