Fan & internal cleaning

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by james1758, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. james1758 macrumors regular

    james1758

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    Hi all,

    My mid2009 uMBP has been running extremely hot and loud recently. The other day I switched to safari and completely uninstalled flash from my HD and its surprised me how much of a difference it made!

    However, its still running slightly hot and louder than normal. I presumed it was dust in the fan.. I hadn't opened up my uMBP since I upgraded RAM in 2010, and it looks pretty dirty and dusty... and thats without seeing whats behind the fan!

    So is there anyway to clean the dust off the components/ battery with household items? In 2010 I just used compressed air to clean, but this time I want to take the fans out, take them apart, and thoroughly clean them.

    I can use a toothbrush to clean the blades and underneath the fan, its just how do I get all the gunk out of the heatsink and remove the dust and dirt from the top of the components? A cloth? Brush? Use the toothbrush on all of that as well?

    Any help appreciated!

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  2. SVTmaniac macrumors 6502

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    Wow, that's pretty dirty. Is that corrosion I see?
     
  3. james1758 thread starter macrumors regular

    james1758

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    I bloody hope not haha! Where abouts? And the underside of one of the feet has melted and stuck to the battery when I pulled the casing off... thats how hot it got :eek:
     

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