Open MacBook Pro 2016Tb to clean - Warranty

HarCees

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 15, 2013
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Hi,

I use my MacBook Pro 2016 15" Tb in a dusty environment.
As it is so thin, just a little dust on the fans or heatsink would probably reduce its cooling capacity greatly.

Would removing the backplate and blowing the fans/heatsink from dust void my warranty?
Bad idea?
 

mcpryon2

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Dec 12, 2008
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You could see if there is a store you that would do it for you.

I've cleaned my 2016 a few times and it's a beast to learn how to take that bottom case off. You'll need a pentalobe screwdriver and a suction cup to undo the clips along the middle, then some careful, but strong force to angle/slide it out from some other clips without bending it or cutting yourself.

It's definitely not for the average user.
 

Miltz

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Sep 6, 2013
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New York
Just try shooting compressed air into all the vents on the back and on the side. I did that with mine a few weeks back and a huge cloud of dust came out...
 

hallux

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Apr 25, 2012
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You could see if there is a store you that would do it for you.

I've cleaned my 2016 a few times and it's a beast to learn how to take that bottom case off. You'll need a pentalobe screwdriver and a suction cup to undo the clips along the middle, then some careful, but strong force to angle/slide it out from some other clips without bending it or cutting yourself.

It's definitely not for the average user.
Apple has a pretty hefty fixture that clamps to the table/bench and some gloves all in a kit for service techs to perform this procedure. It's definitely not easy...
 

SB-MBP

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May 11, 2013
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N. Ireland
Apple will void the warranty if they can tell the back case has been removed, and from past Macs there's no way you can interact with those screws without them being able to tell. So I say wait, if you can. Or get Apple to do it, as already said