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MacBook Pro 17" Unibody fixing noise fan and overheat

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  1. MacBook Pro 17" Unibody  fixing noise fan and overheat, Before starting: Schritt 1, Bild 1 von 1
    • I am using Husky screwdrivers HD 74501 U & HD 74502 Y

  2. MacBook Pro 17" Unibody  fixing noise fan and overheat, Getting ready: Schritt 2, Bild 1 von 1
    • Turn your MBP upside down

  3. MacBook Pro 17" Unibody  fixing noise fan and overheat, Screws first: Schritt 3, Bild 1 von 1
    • Remove the screws from the back cover

  4. MacBook Pro 17" Unibody  fixing noise fan and overheat, Open it !: Schritt 4, Bild 1 von 1
    • Carefully open the back cover.

  5. MacBook Pro 17" Unibody  fixing noise fan and overheat, Dust ? No, thanks !: Schritt 5, Bild 1 von 1
    • Remove the dust . I am using a vacuum cleaner here with a brush.

  6. MacBook Pro 17" Unibody  fixing noise fan and overheat, Apple warranty: Schritt 6, Bild 1 von 1
    • Keep your Apple warranty by disconnecting the battery and DO NO TOUCH any electronic parts and chips ! Also touch any metal item to unload the body static.

    • Keep your Apple warranty and disconnect the battery.

  7. MacBook Pro 17" Unibody  fixing noise fan and overheat, Disconnect the fan: Schritt 7, Bild 1 von 3 MacBook Pro 17" Unibody  fixing noise fan and overheat, Disconnect the fan: Schritt 7, Bild 2 von 3 MacBook Pro 17" Unibody  fixing noise fan and overheat, Disconnect the fan: Schritt 7, Bild 3 von 3
    • Disconnect the fan from the mainboard.

  8. MacBook Pro 17" Unibody  fixing noise fan and overheat, Almost there !: Schritt 8, Bild 1 von 1
    • Remove the 3 screws that fron the fan fixture.

  9. MacBook Pro 17" Unibody  fixing noise fan and overheat, Take a walk on the wild side !: Schritt 9, Bild 1 von 1
    • Clean the dust with a very soft toilet paper.

  10. MacBook Pro 17" Unibody  fixing noise fan and overheat, Finally!: Schritt 10, Bild 1 von 1
    • This is what I´ve found inside one fan !

Abschluss

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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6 Kommentare

I’d be careful about using a vacuum cleaner on the inside of the computer as it can cause static discharge and zap your components.

pov - Antwort

Thanks a lot s

!

Sanzi Gao - Antwort

Sanzi Gao - you are welcome!

LAOMUSIC ARTS - Antwort

@laomusicarts do you know where I might be able to get an HD-74501 screwdriver. New or Used?

Kendall Lui - Antwort

Since my 2008 Macbook Pro has been overheating for a while I tried this. Unfortunately everything inside is quite clean: no dust in the fans or heat-sinks.

The fans run quite well , and get going pretty fast as the device heats up. Any other ideas are welcome, This was a GREAT machine and I miss using it.

Eric Hammond - Antwort

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