Cleaning the thermal core sink, or fan, from dust?My Mac Pro runs 24/7 and gathers a lot of dust, looking at how clean my desk is around it's base, compared to the rest of the...
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回答先: MacBook Pro 2011 GPU GlitchI had the same issue with my GPU (AMD Radeon HD, 6770M) in my late 2011 17" MacBook Pro 2.5GHz (BTO, last model): discrete graphics failure under load (high temps) starting about 2 years (Jan 2014) after purchase (Jan 2012). This was before Apple acknowledged the discrete graphics problem. I applied selecting the internal (Intel HD Graphics 3000) as the only graphics processor using GFXCardStatus. It usually worked, but not always, especially when booting up differently (external HDD/SSD, single user, or after a system update). Also, I went down the road removing the associated KEXTs in order to stabilize my MacBook Pro. Sometimes it booted nicely, sometimes it hung and was unusable. Also, I reapplied thermal paste and cleaned the fans in order to optimize heat flow away from the components. Still, the outcome was a no-go for reliability for normal operations. After a lot of research, I blamed the solder (ROHS) as the cause and sent my MacBook Pro off to a SMD component repair shop. What's to loose? I attempt...
回答先: Cleaning the thermal core sink, or fan, from dust?Hi, thanks for your answers. I would rather not open my (AppleCare covered) machine -if I can- to clean the fan, although it's very tempting to do so. iFixers by nature, right? Either way, I will try to use the canned air trick as suggested. At the same time, I decided to try (ordered) the "COREFILTER - Air Filter Base for Apple Mac Pro" to provide the base of the machine a dust filter. Will provide feedback regarding the fitting, use, dust capture, cleaning, airflow, etc, if desired. It's not a sales pitch or promo, just feedback on an attempt to solve the dust-problem.