Do I need thermal paste to replace fan?

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

  1. .JahJahwarrior. macrumors 6502

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    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

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    I decided what the heck and opened it up, and I did not need thermal paste....now 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

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

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