What to do with my Rev. A Macbook Air

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

  1. impact1290 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    Take it to the Apple Store and see what they say.
     
  4. Brooklyn8 macrumors member

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

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