- Jun 28, 2007
My Mac Mini is getting warm, perhaps too warm, and I don’t know what to do. I have of course, backed up yesterday. Never have even looked under the hood.
your machine is 7 years old by now and (depending on the total uptime) I well can imagine that some dust has accumulated within the cooling system over the years
What are you doing with it? Is it getting warm just sitting there idling or during heavy duty processing (which would be normal for an i7)
is it just hot to the touch or throttling or even unexpectedly shutting down? (one pc shut down on me over and over again until I discovered the cooling fan had died)
My 2014 Mac mini gets quite warm under normal usage too which may be attributed partly to Apple's obsession with silent systems, so the cooling fan runs at minimum speed ...
I normally was leaving it on day and night, but in the last week I started to look under and over which might have jiggled the dust. Do you know, by any chance, if there is a video that I bring up to help me do the cleaning part?
Thinking about it, it isn't as warm sense I turned it upside down, I never even thought about the dust.