the macbook has been problematical recently and i noticed that it was getting hotter than i was happy with, and it too, apparently. so i had a quick google and found a couple of helpful vids on how to open up the macbook. i tried it once before by removing the visible screws on the outside of the unit but i could never open it. turns out there’s loads more little screws inside the device that need removing before you can actually open it. anyway, one of the two vids i watched was a how to repalce the fan in a model of a macbook similar to mine. so i followed the instructions and found that the fan andin particular the cooling vanes were covered in dust and fluff. so i removed the fan and carefully cleaned it all out and reassembled it. and so far, as i type this, the macbook has been on and running for over an hour and it is still fairly cool. so all is well, it seems.
i spoke to a chap at the apple dealers in Leeds (KCRS) and the chap i spoke to was impressed that a nearly six year old macbook was still functioning. typical.
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