Overheating - how to correct?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by macdent, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. macdent macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2008
    Can someone give me the link(s) to the way people have changed the heat sink in the MB Air? I have read the threads but cannot seem to locate them now that I have my Air to deal with!
  2. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

    Feb 9, 2005
    The good side of the grass.
    You may not have to change the heat sink physically. Months ago I redid my heatsink compound and it seems to have worked pretty good. You can also bend down the heatsink pressure tabs on the little L bar to help with heat transfer. Here's pictures of how it looks from factory on Gen. 2 vs. Gen. 1. You can see that Apple thought better about manufacturing techniques in round two:

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