My laptop is a magic dust-creator!
June 13, 2012 6:30 PM Subscribe
Why does my laptop seem to produce its own dust?
posted by violetish to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I had my last MacBook Pro for 4 years or so, and recently bought a new one. (Great news, I bought it right before this retinal screen update thing yaay!) I've had the following problem with both of them.
I often use the laptop on my lap, while sitting on my couch. It often spends unused time sitting on my coffee table. Very often, when I pick up my laptop to use it, there is all sorts of dust-ish stuff, just under the laptop, and nowhere else. Dust-ish is my most succinct way to describe it - it's like little bits of...stuff. Flecks of stuff? And it's just where my laptop was sitting, not anywhere else on the coffee table.
So the question is, what is the deal? Where does this stuff come from? And how can I make it stop appearing from under my laptop? (I can't imagine it's good for the little guy.) Is this something totally gross that I'm guilty of creating, but don't know it? (If so, please be gentle.)