MacBook Air Models A1237 and A1304

Model A1237 or A1304 / 1.6, 1.8, 1.86, or 2.13 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Are the fan blades removable?

Are the fan blades removable? I want to clean and oil the fan.

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Sorry no.

The fan blade is press-fited onto the fan's armature axle and the motor uses oil-less bearings.

I don't recommend oiling anything as the oil acts like a dust magnet clogging up the blades and bearings.

I do recommend using a soft painters brush and scrubbing down the blades and heat sink fins and then using some can'ed air to carefully blow away the junk. Don't spin-up the fan blades as you will damage the fan.

I would install a good temperature & fan app so you can better monitor your systems cooling. I like Temperature Gauge Pro, but others will also work.

Lastly, if you feel the fan is making to much noise then you should replace it

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Thank you very much for your response! I can handle the cleaning, i have extensive experience on PC, but for one reason or another i completely avoided Macs. I just sent people to the Apple store for fun. They have ridiculous prices for maintenance.

Ok, so for the Air, no oil, no blade removal.

Thank you!

by Florin Boboc

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