Thermal paste removal: Warrenty question

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  1. mynameisshawn macrumors member

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    Is there any way to remove and reapply the thermal paste without voiding my warranty? And the warranty includes AppleCare right? Could I take it to an Apple store or something?
    The heat is killing me, its hot enough to make my non A/C'd room uncomfortably hot :eek:
     
  2. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    You can do it yourself as long as you don't break anything. If you do any damage, you are sol though.
     
  3. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Opening the machine and removing the motherboard/logicboard to replace the default thermal compound will undoubtedly change the specifications of the system - hence voiding the warranty.
     
  4. amusiccale macrumors 6502

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    You could theoretically do it without Apple noticing, but whether they notice or not--legally, your warranty is likely void.
     
  5. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    I'd say...

    If you can't afford to lose your warranty!
    Don't do the modifications - It's really quiet simple.
     
  6. kolax macrumors G3

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    There's an authorised Apple Retailer in Edinburgh, and I'm looking at getting my thermal paste sorted - my average temperature is 62'C.

    Would they be able to do it? And is this sort of thing covered by the warranty?
     
  7. Fenir macrumors regular

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