Will opening up my blackbook void my warranty?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Nick012, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Nick012 macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2007
    OK, I know, its a stupid question and I'm pretty sure I know the answer. But if I were to take the bottom off to clean out dust would I lose the year of Applecare I have left?

    Recently my fans rev up to 4500rpm when doing simple browsing. They never used to so I'm thinking that almost 2 years of use has caused a buildup of dust... I really don't like unnecessary fan noise...
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Generally, yes. Nothing inside the case is user serviceable, so you have no reason to be in there.
  3. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2008
    Yes. In theory you can get away with it if you a) don't break anything and b) don't break any "void if broken seals", but in practice you should probably avoid it unless you're certified.

    Take a look at your CPU usage sometime -- my bet is that it's not a buildup of dust that's causing your heat issues.
  4. Fezzasus macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2008
    You can buy compressed gas specifically for cleaning away dust - simply spray it in the vents while the computer is off = no need to open it up.

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