What to do with my Rev. A Macbook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by impact1290, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. impact1290 macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2007
    Back in July I bought my first Mac, a macbook air. I read several posts about people having overheating problems but I never really experienced any. Well now I'm starting to have these problems. I can't watch any videos without the fans running full blast and eventually dropping frames. For as much as I bought this laptop for, this shouldn't be happening. Now my question is, would it be worth sending it to apple or should I just sell it and buy either a Rev. B macbook air or should I opt for a new regular macbook?
  2. mshaf macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2009
    I wonder if your MBA just needs to be cleaned especially since it didnt have those problems before. Fans might be coated in dust and not allowing heat to thoroughly dissipate. I would try a can of air cleaner first and then take it to Genius next. Could be a quick fix.... just my 2 cents
  3. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2007
    das Fort
    Take it to the Apple Store and see what they say.
  4. Brooklyn8 macrumors member


    Jan 3, 2009
    Maybe replace the thermal paste with arctic silver 5. (Only if it is not under warranty)

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