The April 2014 update of Apple's 13" MacBook Air features refreshed dual-core i5 and i7 processors, plus slightly increased battery performance.

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MacBook Air fan not working and computer overheating.

A couple of days ago I noticed my computer getting really warm to the touch. Then yesterday I started hearing a faint clicking sound from the area of the computer where the fan is. I tried using fan speed controller software to check is the fan is running, but it reported 0 RPM even though the target was 6500. I need help with this ASAP, as I need my computer for school. I think that the sound is the fan trying to turn on but failing.

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If you're up to it here's the IFIXIT guide to replace your fan: MacBook Air 13" Early 2014 Fan Replacement and here's the part you'll need: MacBook Air 13" (Late 2010 to Early 2015) Fan.

Before you replace the fan see if after taking it out you can get it to spin after cleaning it and your system with a small paint brush and can'ed air. Just be careful you don't snag anything while you dust out your system.

MacBook Air 13" (Late 2010-2017) Fan Image


MacBook Air 13" (Late 2010-2017) Fan


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