Fan isn't spinning. Hardware of Software Issue?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by radi0head, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. radi0head macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2007
    I spilt liquid on my computer a few weeks ago and I've cleaned it out and got it running except that after a few minutes of use it'll display the error message shown below and I'll have to shut it down.

    I know the fan isn't running because I took the bottom panel off and its not spinning.

    What is the likelihood that its just a hardware issue and the fan is broken, or could it be a bigger issue?

    The fan seems like an incredibly simple device, and I can't see it being easily broken. Does that ever happen?

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  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Repeating Kernel Panics are often a sign of a hardware problem. I'd say it's the fan (unless the spilt liquid caused more damage than is obviously visible).

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