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Cooling an old Macbook Pro

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#1  Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:44 am
Anyone know the best way, maybe from experience, of cooling an old macbook pro from 2006? These things have an awful ventilation system and my right fan broke. Right now im cooling it with a house fan... steady around 74 degrees
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#3  Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:03 pm
Get your internal fan repaired, you're probably taking years off it's life (if you care about that) every day.
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#4  Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:51 pm
There's a great little program called SMC Fan Control that allows you to set the speed of your fan if you don't think the Apple default is doing enough work. Give it a try, it might help: http://www.eidac.de/

Otherwise, get that thing fixed!

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#5  Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:26 am
Yeah that fan is essential, install a replacement asap.

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#6  Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:40 am
Oddly enough, I had a similar issue with my macbook pro. It was on average 30-40 degrees F hotter than my sisters (Same model / Year). I took it to the Apple Store at my house, they diagnosed it and told me that XYZ was ruined and it would cost around $800 to repair. The guy told it was probably a better idea to just buy a new Mac, so I figured I'd just use this one until failure (Backed up all my files and such obviously). About 2 months later it fixed itself. Just randomly. I didnt do anything to it (Clean it, new programs, nothing...) and now it's the same temperature on average as my sisters.

Kinda odd. I guess I'm not any help :X
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