Cooling pad as a temporary fan replacement?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by paolo90, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. paolo90 macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2009
    So my almost five year old MacBook fan has finally showed its age by having its fan die on me. I was planning on buying a new MB in a few months anyway so I'm not gonna bother getting it fixed. That said, will a cooling pad be of any use to me or should I just get a new MB sooner? I use Flash a lot so my MB gets really hot and with the fan dead, it shuts down often.
  2. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2009
    Paris, France
    No because it doesn't cool the inside and doesn't make the air circulate. I am affraid this would probably not be enough. Now you can still fix it, don't take the risk to break it.

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