Cooling system of the MacBook Pro (early 2011)
My friend has bought a new Macbook Pro, in England.
He has started to have a problems with overheating.
Both I and him live in Russia, where no Apple stores are situated,
and we are not going to visit Europe anytime soon (before the 1-year warranty expires)
So, I am going to fix it myself, because I am quite skilled at this field.
I am going to replace the standard Apple thermal grease.
(check the Step 10: Holy thermal paste )
I have a Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra, one of the best thermal interfaces available:
The only problem is that it is prohibited to use it if the part of the cooling system
which comes in a direct contact with thermal interface and CPU/GPU
is made of aluminum.
So, please, tell me, what the part of the cooling system,
which comes in a direct contact with thermal interface and CPU/GPU,
is made of?
According to this photo, CPU's and GPU's heat sinks are made of copper (because of specific color)
but I still don't know about the third heat sink (for Thunderbolt controller):
Don't see the surface of material: