Cleaning inside mac G5: Spring is almost here, time to clean out all the dust and crap that get sucked into my mac G5 tower.
There is a lot of dust floating about even in a relatively clean office. It’s always a surprise when I get the air hose into my G5.
A few years ago I pulled this machine apart to replace the power unit. There was plenty of dust in the fans and around the CPUs that time too. It doesn’t take long for it all to build up again.
Computers may be operation for many hours at a time. Computer equipment such as displays, hard drives and power units can all generate heat. The thought of that dry dust sitting around electrical circuits that create heat or short out across the dust make me think about the fire risk.
Cleaning and Servicing Computers
Just like all your other photography related gear, every now and then you need to have them cleaned and serviced. The towers which take in a lot of air via the fans for ventilation are especially prone, more so than the newer solid state devices.
As always, be careful of 240 V AC mains operated devices and the potential high voltages that can be stored within some circuitry. If you have any doubt, always take you electrical equipment to a service centre.