New and better fans for Macbook Pro 15" unibody

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Midgetinabikini, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. Midgetinabikini macrumors regular

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    first, its the 2.53 model with, previous line.

    1. temp , can reach even 80c while in idle!
    2. temp is about 60c while fans in max (about 6200rpm) and while idle.
    3. can reach easily to 90c while working hard (sometimes even more then 100c)

    I'm looking to buy new fans, but I don't want the stock, but perhaps something better with lower power needs but with better cooling. If i must, i'll but the stock... but they really made problems from the first day.

    so...where to buy?
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Take it to the Apple store. If your computer is really running that hot, it should be repaired.
     
  3. Midgetinabikini thread starter macrumors regular

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    We don't have Apple store in Israel.

    I am also willing to buy a cooling platform, but but i need something i can put on my legs, not just a desk. (unless there's nothing like that exist and i'll a "normal" platform)
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  5. Midgetinabikini thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yha, and they....well...suc* as*
    I can send the computer for three months (one in the best case)

    so again, my original question remain.
     
  6. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Like most laptop fans, these are custom-fit blower-type fans. You won't be able to find anything else that will fit. My recommendation would be to try dusting first. Get one of those compressed air cans, and blow it into the fans, and backwards into the heatsinks. This should clear out most of the dust obstructing airflow through the cooling system. If this doesn't work....well, if you are enough of a modder to want to do a fan upgrade, how does stripping the machine down entirely and changing the thermal paste sound?
     
  7. MagicWok macrumors 6502a

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    I would be very wary of blowing compressed air into the MBP's vents. You can end up doing more harm than good by circulating the dust further inside the case.

    By simply elevating the MBP off the desk, you can lower temperature quite a lot. Look to order online since I don't know what retail stores stock in terms of Apple Products in Israel.
    http://www.raindesigninc.com/ilap.html
    http://www.powersupportusa.com/product/show/ergo-stand-for-new-macbook-macbook-pro-fits-all-sizes
    http://www.balmuda.com/en/products/c/x-base/

    Also do a seach helps, as lots have asked this question before:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=359002
     
  8. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Maybe I should have clarified: You want to have the bottom plate OFF to do said dusting.
     

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