"Thermo bars(?)", he said ...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by igmolinav, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. igmolinav macrumors 65816

    Aug 15, 2005

    I went to a local authorized reseller in my city.
    I asked how much it would cost to clean a 13" MBP,
    but inside. The person in the store gave me a
    quote and then he said that the service included
    the 'thermo bars' or something. He meant the
    'thermo bars' is a 'covering' that prevents the
    computer from overheating! It sounded interes-
    ting. Have you had any kind of covering for your
    MBP, like the one I was offered? One that may help
    your MBP to prevent from overheating?

    Thank you inadvance, kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
  2. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    Thermo bars? I guess he is talking about the heat sinks. Not sure I would entrust my notebook somebody with such weird vocabulary.

    Anyway cleaning the heat sink is about the only thing inside that it makes any sense to clean at all in the first place. If that doesn't get cleaned I wouldn't bother about opening it up in the first place.

    That service won't prevent any over heating. It just helps improve cooling a little bit after a couple years. Dust build up is usually not that quick and you really can clean that out yourself if you have the right screwdriver to get in in the first place.
  3. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 15, 2005

    Thank you for your message : ) !!!

    I called again and a colleague of his
    mentioned that no 'thermo bar'
    or anti-heating spray is used. That
    the computer is only cleaned. He
    shortly mentioned that it is done
    with compressed air.

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!

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