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Title:

Cleaning the fans without removing them?

Text:

My fans keep spinning like crazy, even when just using the browser with a single tab open they end up at 6200rpm and are noisy. I guess this is because of the dust build-ups since everything else works just fine and it started to get noisy quite recently.

Since I am planning to install the new memory modules (2x4GB) tomorrow, would it be of any use if I cleaned the fans from dust since the machine will be open?

I am not comfortable with removing the fans themselves (I'm female and a blonde, fullstop). Would blowing from a can of compressed air do any good or would I just make it worse by getting the dust deeper or perhaps end up damaging the fans?

I was thinking of cleaning everything I can reach with a clean Q-tip if compressed air won't work.

Thanks in advance.

P.S. It's a late 2008 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; I have already upgraded the RAM to 2x2GB (was 2x1GB) and changed the HDD from 250GB to 500GB. The serial number ends with 11GK, and I'm running 10.7.3 on it.

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

85144

Edit by: oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

Cleaning the fans without removing them?

Text:

My fans keep spinning like crazy, even when just using the browser with a single tab open they end up at 6200rpm and are noisy. I guess this is because of the dust build-ups since everything else works just fine and it started to get noisy quite recently.

Since I am planning to install the new memory modules (2x4GB) tomorrow, would it be of any use if I cleaned the fans from dust since the machine will be open?

I am not comfortable with removing the fans themselves (I'm female and a blonde, fullstop). Would blowing from a can of compressed air do any good or would I just make it worse by getting the dust deeper or perhaps end up damaging the fans?

I was thinking of cleaning everything I can reach with a clean Q-tip if compressed air won't work.

Thanks in advance.

P.S. It's a late 2008 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; I have already upgraded the RAM to 2x2GB (was 2x1GB) and changed the HDD from 250GB to 500GB. The serial number ends with 11GK, and I'm running 10.7.3 on it.

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

85144

Edit by: alex bilusic ,

Title:

Cleaning the fans without removing them?

Text:

My fans keep spinning like crazy, even when just using the browser with a single tab open they end up at 6200rpm and are noisy. I guess this is because of the dust build-ups since everything else works just fine and it started to get noisy quite recently.

Since I am planning to install the new memory modules (2x4GB) tomorrow, would it be of any use if I cleaned the fans from dust since the machine will be open?

I am not comfortable with removing the fans themselves (I'm female and a blonde, fullstop). Would blowing from a can of compressed air do any good or would I just make it worse by getting the dust deeper or perhaps end up damaging the fans?

I was thinking of cleaning everything I can reach with a clean Q-tip if compressed air won't work.

Thanks in advance.

P.S. It's a late 2008 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; I have already upgraded the RAM to 2x2GB (was 2x1GB) and changed the HDD from 250GB to 500GB. The serial number ends with 11GK, and I'm running 10.7.3 on it.

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

85144

Edit by: alex bilusic ,

Title:

Cleaning the fans without removing them?

Text:

My fans keep spinning like crazy, even when just using the browser with a single tab open they end up at 6200rpm and are noisy. I guess this is because of the dust build-ups since everything else works just fine and it started to get noisy quite recently.
 
Since I am planning to install the new memory modules (2x4GB) tomorrow, would it be of any use if I cleaned the fans from dust since the machine will be open?
 
I am not comfortable with removing the fans themselves (I'm female and a blonde, fullstop). Would blowing from a can of compressed air do any good or would I just make it worse by getting the dust deeper or perhaps end up damaging the fans?
 
I was thinking of cleaning everything I can reach with a clean Q-tip if compressed air won't work.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
P.S. It's a late 2008 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; I have already upgraded the RAM to 2x2GB (was 2x2GB2x1GB) and changed the HDD from 250GB to 500GB. The serial number ends with 11GK, and I'm running 10.7.3 on it.
P.S. It's a late 2008 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; I have already upgraded the RAM to 2x2GB (was 2x2GB2x1GB) and changed the HDD from 250GB to 500GB. The serial number ends with 11GK, and I'm running 10.7.3 on it.

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009

Status:

open

Edit by: alex bilusic ,

Title:

Cleaning the fans without removing them?

Text:

My fans keep spinning like crazy, even when just using the browser with a single tab open they end up at 6200rpm and are noisy. I guess this is because of the dust build-ups since everything else works just fine and it started to get noisy quite recently.
My fans keep spinning like crazy, even when just using the browser with a single tab open they end up at 6200rpm and are noisy. I guess this is because of the dust build-ups since everything else works just fine and it started to get noisy quite recently.
 
Since I am planning to install the new memory modules (2x4GB) tomorrow, would it be of any use if I cleaned the fans from dust since the machine will be open?
 
I am not comfortable with removing the fans themselves (I'm female and a blonde, fullstop). Would blowing from a can of compressed air do any good or would I just make it worse by getting the dust deeper or perhaps end up damaging the fans?
 
I was thinking of cleaning everything I can reach with a clean Q-tip if compressed air won't work.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
P.S. It's a late 2008 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; I have already upgraded the RAM to 2x2GB (was 2x2GB) and changed the HDD from 250GB to 500GB. The serial number ends with 11GK, and I'm running 10.7.3 on it.

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009

Status:

open

Edit by: alex bilusic ,

Title:

Cleaning the fans without removing them?

Text:

My fans keep spinning like crazy, even when just surfingusing the browser with a single tab open they end up at 6200rpm. Since6200rpm and are noisy. I guess this is because of the dust build-ups since everything else works just fine and it started to get noisy quite recently.

Since
I am planning to install the new memory modules (2x4GB) tomorrow, would it be of any use if I cleaned the fans from dust since the machine will be open?
My fans keep spinning like crazy, even when just surfingusing the browser with a single tab open they end up at 6200rpm. Since6200rpm and are noisy. I guess this is because of the dust build-ups since everything else works just fine and it started to get noisy quite recently.

Since
I am planning to install the new memory modules (2x4GB) tomorrow, would it be of any use if I cleaned the fans from dust since the machine will be open?
 
I am not comfortable with removing the fans themselves (I'm female and a blonde, fullstop). Would blowing from a can of compressed air do any good or would I just make it worse by getting the dust deeper or perhaps end up damaging the fans?
 
I was thinking of cleaning everything I can reach with a clean Q-tip if compressed air won't work.
 
Thanks in advance.

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009

Status:

open

Edit by: alex bilusic ,

Title:

Cleaning the fans without removing them?

Text:

My fans keep spinning crazy, even when just surfing they end up at 6200rpm. Since I am planning to install the new memory modules (2x4GB) tomorrow, would it be of any use if I cleaned the fans from dust since the machine will be open?
 
I am not comfortable with removing the fans themselves (I'm female and a blonde, fullstop). Would blowing from a can of compressed air do any good or would I just make it worse by getting the dust deeper or perhaps end up damaging the fans?

I was thinking of cleaning everything I can reach with a clean Q-tip if compressed air won't work.
I am not comfortable with removing the fans themselves (I'm female and a blonde, fullstop). Would blowing from a can of compressed air do any good or would I just make it worse by getting the dust deeper or perhaps end up damaging the fans?

I was thinking of cleaning everything I can reach with a clean Q-tip if compressed air won't work.
 
Thanks in advance.

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009

Status:

open

Edit by: alex bilusic ,

Title:

Cleaning the fans without removing them?

Text:

My fans keep spinning crazy, even when just surfing they end up at 6200rpm. Since I am planning to install the new memory modules (2x4GB) tomorrow, would it be of any use if I cleaned the fans from dust since the machine will be open?
My fans keep spinning crazy, even when just surfing they end up at 6200rpm. Since I am planning to install the new memory modules (2x4GB) tomorrow, would it be of any use if I cleaned the fans from dust since the machine will be open?
 
I am not comfortable with removing the fans themselves (I'm female and a blonde, fullstop). Would blowing from a can of compressed air do any good or would I just make it worse by getting the dust deeper or damaging the fans?
 
Thanks in advance.

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009

Status:

open

Original post by: alex bilusic ,

Title:

Cleaning the fans without removing them?

Text:

My fans keep spinning crazy, even when just surfing they end up at 6200rpm. Since I am planning to install the memory modules tomorrow, would it be of any use if I cleaned the fans from dust since the machine will be open?

I am not comfortable with removing the fans themselves (I'm female and a blonde, fullstop). Would blowing from a can of compressed air do any good or would I just make it worse by getting the dust deeper or damaging the fans?

Thanks in advance.

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009

Status:

open