difficulty dissembling macbook pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by pincho, May 6, 2006.

  1. pincho macrumors regular

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    hey all

    my MacBook Pro gets very hot, like 234234234 other people have said. But i was wondering to whoever has taken apart their 'laptop' using the ifixit guide or any others, how hard is it? i cant justify taking apart such a new $2000 machine, but the heat is quite unbearable, and the instructions on the Apple service guide when applying thermal paste makes me think ill get it back the same if i send it in for repair. so is it worth it?

    thanks
     
  2. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    How would taking it apart fix the heat problem?
     
  3. pincho thread starter macrumors regular

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    i forgot to say reapplying the thermal paste when taking it apart
     
  4. zorg macrumors regular

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    Do you have a link to the Apple service guide?
     
  5. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    I believe that particular picture was removed due to a lawsuit by Apple.
     
  6. zorg macrumors regular

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    They are that insecure in stating that yes, we did mess up. The MacBooks do get a little too hot and a little loud. We are working on getting rid of the problems. I am sure such a statement from Apple would make people feel better in waiting for a Rev. B model. But instead, we are in the dark for how long we have to wait to see results.
     
  7. pincho thread starter macrumors regular

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    do u honeslty think they will say that? that would cut their sales bad. 'Our product doesn't function properly' 'jeez let me rush to the store and pick one up' lol
     
  8. zorg macrumors regular

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    Heh, some people might do that :rolleyes:
     
  9. pincho thread starter macrumors regular

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    i didnt get the MacBook Pro for its faults, i got it for OS X and its speed. The faults became aware to me after getting it, although not too bad, i would rather them corrected. However if they cant be, well there are worse things to worry about in life
     
  10. alep85 macrumors regular

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    Didn't you try taking it to the Apple Store or calling Apple FIRST?! I sure hope so, because opening that baby up to try and do it yourself sounds like suicide on that laptop. Most people don't know how to properly disassemble a notebook, and Apple's are engineered to use every inch of that case. One wrong adjustment, and it could mess a lot up.

    BTW, I had the MBP whine and intermittant battery problems (refused to report time remaining unless a restart or like 10 minutes of sitting). Went to the Apple Store on Thursday, and they were great, it's already been fixed and is on its way back. If you didn't call Apple first, I suggest you try and do so now.
     
  11. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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    Did they fix the battery reporting time issue? I have a macbook pro and although I've never heard of this issue before now, I believe its the only issue mine suffers from. Any clue what they did to fix it? My MPB doesn't whine or anything....
     
  12. alep85 macrumors regular

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    There have been random battery issues, such as battery power utilities reporting very low max capacity after only a month or two of use, time remaining not displaying for minutes after plugging in the charger, and random amounts of how long the battery actually lasts, not relevant to the amount of things you are doing on the laptop, and the battery meter not working when pressed on the bottom of the battery. This has been a quiet replacement, meaning that Apple isn't releasing a replacement program, but if you take yours in, they seem to be apt to replacing it.

    I guess we'll see what really happens when I get mine back today or tomorrow, it was sent in for repair on Thursday, so we'll know more about what Apple's doing with these by then.
     
  13. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed that on iMacs they use way too much. It should be at least be as thick a a piece of paper. I looked at one iMac G5 and I think they used a whole tube. A small bit of Artic Silver got the temps down, so much so the fans always idled away. I wish I measured the temps.

    I'm unsure to why they use grease, it only lasts for 1-2 years before it needs re-applying. They should use TIM.
     
  14. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    The only advantage TIMs have are that they are impossible to screw up during assembly. Good thermal paste should last much longer than 1-2 years. Cheap thermal paste on the other hand, dries up and needs to be re-applied often.
     
  15. Soisauce001 macrumors newbie

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    The Few, The Brave..


    It's not very difficult as long as you follow the directions.. The only thing I would recommend is that you have an egg carton or something to keep the screws in (as well as organized).

    I would say take your time.. Don't rush.. But in terms of difficulty it's not that hard.. but again.. DON'T RUSH..

    I rushed in putting it back together that i forgot to reconnect the thermal detector and when i turned it back on the fan kept running.. SO i had to re-open it again and find the wire and reattach it..

    OH yeah... make sure you read through the instructions before hand and that you have all the tools necessary..

    And yes My MBP is a lot cooler after I reapplied the thermal grease.. I recommend getting a razor blade and smoothing it evenly.. It's a lot cleaner and you won't have to worry about it leaking on to other parts..
     
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  17. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    Last night I used mine for web surfing, yahoo games, chatting, etc. using wireless with the screen at 1 notch, and I got 3.5 hours.
     
  18. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    I asked th person who's iMac I fixed. They said it fell by 15C. They have never really measured it under load so 15C is normal usage.
     
  19. asherman13 macrumors 6502a

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    After all, some people do buy PCs, or so I hear...:)
     
  20. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    <spam post> I hear the increased airflow caused by by the removal of the top and/or bottom case cool the MBP an additional 15º C </spam post>

    Seriously though, are you really willing to void your warranty over a few degrees?
     

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