So, has anyone tried this? I've got as far as removing the outer fan housing so that there's access to the blades and the platter it's mounted on, but I need to physically remove the blades so I can oil the axel. Guides for older MacBook Pros say to 'gently' pry it off. I've tried applying a lot of pressure to two sprudgers at ~30 degrees from the normal on each side and the damn thing won't budge at all, I'm worried that I'll snap the axel Reason being; the fan sounds awful, not smooth at all like it was a couple of days ago. I've already used compressed air to clear out all the dust from the fan and heatsink but it hasn't made any difference.