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Try using a can of compressed air to blow out any dust build up. also unscrew the panel(s) on the bottom and dust those out too but don't physically touch the parts inside. Also do not tip the can of compressed air upside down or anywhere close to a 60 degree angle which would cause foam to come out of the can.

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