Should I open up my late 2013 rMBP to clean out the dust?


Howard2k

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Have you done anything like this before?

Are you having throttling problems right now? If you kick off a CPU heavy task for an extended period of time, are you seeing aggressive throttling due to temperature?
 

Hieveryone

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Have you done anything like this before?

Are you having throttling problems right now? If you kick off a CPU heavy task for an extended period of time, are you seeing aggressive throttling due to temperature?
Yes I have opened it up before.

How can I check for throttling?
 

Hieveryone

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Definitely. Do not go poking around without doing that first
Wait a minute. I have no clue how to remove the battery although a quick google search would probably teach me how.

That being said, all I was going to do was open it up and use a manual air blower to blow the dust away.

Then screw the cover back on.

About to do it in the next hour...backing up on time machine now