Macbook Pro 15 mid 2012 nonRetina fans

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by swenak, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. swenak, Aug 16, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2014

    swenak macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2010

    I buy new Macbook Pro 15 mid 2012 non Retina and I have problems with palmrest temperature (mainly left). CPU temperatures are standard, but, left part of palmrest is too hot.

    If I compare it to rMBP late 2013 with GT750, which I have before (I change it to nonRetina because of Retina), I found, that Retina have stronger airflow from vents.

    So, I compare pictures of Retina and nonRetina fans and it seems, that Retina have better geometry and maybe, nonRetina blow some air back to body (bottom part of fans is not covered).

    My question is: Can I replace original fans with retina fans?

    Or, maybe, is any solution to replace DVD drive with third fan?

    Or, is solution to make something like this? or

  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If the laptop is not cooling as it should and its a new laptop, take it into apple for them to repair. Replacing parts with another computer that's a different model is not the answer. I don't think the'll fit as apple changed the design between models.
  3. swenak thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2010

    Macbook is now in repair (because of hinge problem and that palmrest temp), but, I mean, that temp is feature, that's why I "preparing" to solving it.

    I try to solving it with high fans rpm and it was better, but after that, fans are too loud.
  4. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    Battery is under the left palm rest ... which is slightly worrying.
  5. swenak thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2010
    You have right, on left is battery, on right side is hard drive. Maybe problem is in battery, I will wait for information from service, but, as I read, other users have same problem and this is why I presume, that it is feature.
  6. swenak thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2010
    So, I have Macbook back from repair with information, that it all is OK and high temperature is feature - it can be up to 75°C :-( So, I send Macbook back to seller, not only because of temps, but bacause of hinge feature too ( ).

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