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2.5 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz) with 3 MB shared L3 cache.

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How to clean dust from 13 inch MacBook Pro Retina 2012

i want to clean dust from my macbook pro retina late 2012. i was wondering how far do i need to disassemble my laptop to do a normal not extensive cleaning. i know i have to remove the bottom panel, and maybe more. what tools are required? just the p5 pentalobe?

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A small soft paint brush to scrub the dust build-up and a can of Can'ed air to blow away the dust. If you are in a dry climate area (static) you may want to think about ESD protection (at least a wrist strap).

Use care not to pull any of the small chips off with the brush.

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I would also recommend to remove the fan and clean the exhaust grill with a thoot brush and compressed air.


thank you. since this is a delicate process should I just try and have an apple "genius" clean it for me? or is the price not right?


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