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Fan will not shutup!


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#1 dude54

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 04:08 PM

Dear mac users,

My macbook (13" 2.2 ghz intel) has been having a problem with its fan. As soon as I boot up the computer the fan winds up and simply does not stop. I don't even have any programs running but the fan is chuggin away. Does anyone know how to make this damn fan shutup already?

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 06:25 AM

Got any old print jobs sitting in queue? Delete it/them.
SMC firmware update pending? Try installing it.
Look in Activity Monitor to see if any processes are stressing the system. Or use Terminal, just type top -u -s3 (to take samples every 3 seconds).

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 09:40 AM

I found something in the print cue right after i posted this haha, doh! The fan has been a lot better already, but even if i just watch youtube videos it starts up again. Is this normal?

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 01:19 PM

Get a can of compressed air [Best Buy of office supply stores]
Stick the nozzle in both vent holes and give it a few shots
Don't look directly at it when doing this or you'll get a face full of dust and lint
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:41 AM

make sure you have your computer off when you blow the air though, its always better to turn it off....just makin sure you know....
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 03:59 AM

The fan has been a lot better already, but even if i just watch youtube videos it starts up again. Is this normal?

Unfortunately, yes. Flash on Mac OS X is known for being a resource hog - it usually uses >70% CPU on my MBP, even if I'm just watching a YouTube video. Try installing the Flash 10.1 beta it decreases CPU usage somewhat which will reduce heat.
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