Pressurized air broke my fans?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Darwin-ksh, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Darwin-ksh macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2010
    My friend suggested I use one of those pressurized air electronic dusters to clean up up my mac and I followed the advice on my Macbook, spraying it all over including the vents in the back. Then I booted it up and it would keep randomly shutting down. So I ran a bunch if maintenance tools, reseted my power settings, and checked my battery. All of them were fine. It was then I noticed my fans weren't running. So I did some CPU intensive activities. The fans didn't start. I'm covered under AppleCare so should I call up Apple or is it some other problem?
    EDIT: Apparently it was a software issue with SMC which was resolved by screwing with the EFI shell for a few minutes.
  2. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    it shouldn't break the fans unless you were using an air compressor. If you were just using those canned air, it shouldn't break the fans.

    You can talk to apple and say your fans aren't working anymore. they should be able to replace it.
  3. Pixellated macrumors 65816

    Apr 1, 2008
    Call Applecare. You don't have to mention the canned air bit.

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