Do I need thermal paste to replace fan?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by .JahJahwarrior., Sep 14, 2009.

  1. .JahJahwarrior. macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2007
    Looking at the iFixit guide to replace my Macbook fan, I don't see any steps involving removing or putting on new thermal paste. I'm just replacing the fan, not the heatsink or anything, so do I need to go buy more thermal paste or is this thermal-paste-less?
  2. .JahJahwarrior. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2007
    I decided what the heck and opened it up, and I did not need thermal when someone searches "fan replace thermal paste" they might find this and have their question answered!

    What I did need was a lot of luck getting out the one screw I dropped...
  3. Drewsky87 macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2008
    No need for it, thermal compound is only needed between the CPU and heat sink.

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