Fans on my MacBook Pro early 2011 15"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by paul117, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. paul117 macrumors regular

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    hey guys,
    i am just wandering would it void my warranty if i was to take the 2 fans out of my macbook pro and clean them and the heatsinks?


    Thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Technically, yes, since they're not user-serviceable parts. You don't really need to do it, anyway, unless you've been using your MBP in a dust storm. I recently opened my MBP after 4 years, and there was hardly any dust inside.... certainly not enough to warrant cleaning.
     
  3. paul117 thread starter macrumors regular

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    my MBP seems to really attract dust here, pritty stupid that it would void the warranty :( though if i did it would apple ever have anyway of finding out if i had to take it back to the genius bar?

    Thanks.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I don't think so. It's up to you. I waited until mine was well out of warranty to open it up, and found it wasn't necessary, even after 4 years of use and a lot of travel.
     
  5. SpazzyMac macrumors regular

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    Dust

    I opened mine up after 6 months, and the fans were already
    breeding fine dust-carpets, but i haven't checked it since I changed my
    Thermal Paste.
     

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