The Oracle of Apollo Snippets from the life of Apollo Lee

Sep 21, 2009 - 21:09

Friends, Personal, Technology

Peter the MacBook Mechanic

Last week, I got a new right fan for my MacBook Pro, which has been having crash problems for most of 18 months, possibly because the right fan hasn’t worked at all for a long time. I’m pretty used to seeing temperatures, according to smcFanControl, of 165 – 185°F. So, after some frustration, I found the correct fan, ordered it, and received it a couple of days ago.

I opted to continue with the wedding music preparations rather than tear the computer apart and risk not getting it back together before Saturday. So, tonight, I took the machine over to my friend, Peter, who has tools and the desire to tinker with machinery.

I didn’t take my stopwatch with me, but he took about 20 minutes to break the MacBook Pro down, install the fan, screw everything back together, and hand it back to me. I’d have procrastinated installing the fan until March, in all likelihood.

So, thanks, Peter. I owe you one.

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