hi question macbook fan

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bluelight, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. bluelight macrumors member

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    i don't like the fan it gets too loud on my macbook


    so if i remove the fan (with a screw driver and knife)
    will it overheat?

    what if i open my window to cool it down (its winter here)

    i could also make a bed of snow to place my laptop on it... but im not sure if that would cool it down also

    is the fan necessary?
     
  2. ClassicMac247 macrumors 6502

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  3. bluelight thread starter macrumors member

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    why? :(
     
  4. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I think that generally, a given manufacturer's engineers have considered what hardware they include and it's usually there for a purpose. As in, it's probably best for you to leave your fan in your MB. ;)

    That said, how are you actually using your MB? On your lap? On the bed? Soft fabrics like a pillow, blanket, etc. can actually inhibit the heat dissipation causing your portable to overheat. It's best to set it on a hard surface.

    Some folks swear by the iLap (I've got one myself). Others have come up w/ all sorts of solutions.
     
  5. bluelight thread starter macrumors member

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    the iLap makes me feel like a disabled person :(

    so much for "lap"tops... this why apple refers to them as notebooks :)
     
  6. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Well, it would seem that quite a few manufacturers refer to these sorts of machines as "portables" or "notebooks," not only Apple.
     
  7. JSchwage macrumors 6502a

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    Plus, there's also the negative of reduced fertility when using a laptop on your lap. (Sorry, I couldn't resist! :p)
     
  8. Hello.there macrumors 6502a

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    No need for a screw driver, just drop the MacBook on the floor and then jump up and down on it, the fan should be easy to remove then.
     
  9. bluelight thread starter macrumors member

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    i would probably have to replace the keyboard though and that would be a hassle
     
  10. Hello.there macrumors 6502a

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    Who needs a keyboard? Just use the wireless mighty mouse.
     
  11. FanOfMac macrumors newbie

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    MacBook Fan

    My fan does not run and run and run. In fact my machine runs very cool and don't do anything special or use special products. Are you sure yours isn't defective?
     
  12. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

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    The MacBook's fan is actually very quiet compared to the fans on some PC notebooks I've had/used. It only gets loud when you're doing intensive tasks, and if you know for sure you are not doing that, you might want to look into it, like somebody said; it might be defective.

    Also, if you have the app smcFanControl on your Mac, you might want to check that out and see what the minimum fan speed is.
     

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