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There are some readers out there that will immediately say, “What the heck is he going to be talking about this week with a title like that?”


Sure, there is just a bounty of ways to go with this. However, this is MacNews and we have a wide audience and would not want to have readers think we have gone down the wayward trail.

Also I always like to keep my blog, tasteful without being gaudy.

So lets talk about cleaning your backside, shall we?

One of my favorite backsides I like to check out is the back of my Mac. Not all of the time but periodically, like 3 or 4 times a year. Why do I do that? Well in the back is where our good friend “Mr Fan” hangs out. His job is to make sure cool air is circulated inside of your Mac. Keeping it cool, if ya know what I mean. In the process of keeping it cool, it sucks in just about anything airborne. Mostly dust. Over time dust,dirt and debris will accumulate in the back of your Mac or PC. If too much dust collects, your computer will not cool properly and can lead to possible premature failure of internal parts.

How often should you clean your backside?

Once a every 3 months, I shut my Mac or PC down and turn it around or walk around back of the unit. I take a light weight paint brush ( 1 to 1.5 inches wide ) and my vacuum cleaner and brush and suck up any built up dust until my backside is clean.


Sometimes you may have to disconnect cables if you want to get all areas back there clean. Make sure to clean the area under the Mac or PC as well. You would be surprised at the amount of dust that will collect there as well. Now put your computer back in it’s spot, reconnect all of your cables, ( this may be a good time to remove any cables you are no longer using and clean up the snake pit back there) and power the computer back up.

It’s a good chance that you have extended the life of your Mac or PC by giving it the ability to breath and properly cool it’s inside components. We all know that it’s very hip to be cool.

This week’s selection for your entertainment.

The way back machine spewed out a real goodie this week. Now it’s not a musical selection ( I have just gone totally out of the box this week ) but it will give some folks a flashback  of products, people and maybe mostly, a good laugh. Enjoy!


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2 Responses to Cleaning your Backside …

  1. Chita says:

    You’ve phrased this all so eloquently! 🙂

    And I must say that Jim Varney did such a GREAT job of his portrayal as Ernst the Handyman. I’d forgotten how much I laughed at Ernst. Miss them both.

  2. calvin says:

    High Praise from some one like you Chit, “Ya Know whadda mean?”