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Old 03-09-2016, 07:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Macbook Pro temp 150F +

Often, my Mac will reach 150F+ temperatures at idle.
How can I fix this?



sorry, not too much details to give on this one..
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Default Re: Macbook Pro temp 150F +

Which model?
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the botom of the Mac says model A1150.
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Ooh an old one! Might just need a clean out, those versions built up dust etc pretty easily in the fans and heatsink grill.
You can find disassembly instructions here: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook...eplacement/508

Obviously don't worry about doing the whole thing, just the first few steps to take the case off so you can access the fans/heatsink and clean out any dust in there.

If you're unlucky then you could need to redo the thermal paste, which would mean following all the instructions to get to the heatsink pads, buuut for now just check the fans/heatsink for dust and clean out if they're terrible, then turn on without putting all the screws back and see what temps you get.
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Ok, Imma see if i got the tools 4 it
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If you don't have a T6 Torx screwdriver then I've found a standard flathead can work
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Also, usually measure computer components in *C .
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Also, usually measure computer components in *C .
#include <stdio.h>
int main()
{
int temp = gettemp(cpu);
printf("Your temperature is %dF+",temp);
}
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