Model Number A1707. Released June 2017, this MacBook Pro features Kaby Lake processors up to the 2.8 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.8 GHz.

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Is there a way to clean the fans in the 15-inch 2017 MacBook Pro?

I've been a Mac user for a while, but always the desktops. I needed something portable this time, so I decided to go with the MBP. However I noticed the device does overheat in boot camp very often, and was wondering if there was any way to clean the fans to preserve the unit for as long as possible.

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I doubt you need to clean your fan or heat sink fan so soon with such a new system.

Can you download this app to see whats happening: TG Pro It will allow you to see more fully the internal thermals and using Apples Activity Monitor app within your Utility Folder you should be able to see what processes are generating the load.

Post a screen shot of TG Pro's main screen (full screen) and a screenshot of Activity Monitor with the high CPU % listed first. We should be able to figure out whats happening here.


I guess it's more of a precaution more than anything else. I was wondering if there was a way to do it so I could keep it clean. Thanks for the app suggestion as well!


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I've gone in to the Apple store a few times and asked nicely, and they've opened my MacBook Pro up and blew out the dust. I use a Silicone riser strip to elevate the back (hinge) edge of my MacBook Pro so it gets more airflow underneath.

a couple of these:

might help as well.

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Tim, Some Random Guy appears to have one of the newer MacBook Pro's 2017 so I doubt it needs the fans cleaned out quite yet.

The lifters is a good idea! As this system has vents along the bottom edge that could get blocked.


Thanks for the recommendation on the lifters!


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