Just got the Rev. A so far not so goog

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by NYU02, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2007
    got a new rev a to match an iMac im getting. It is beautiful machine but right after turning it on the fan starting going. I wasn't even doing anything and it won't shut off. Is this normal. Also, I know people with rev b have screen issues but I can also see little little lines going both ways on the comp. Not so happy so far
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 1, 2007
    I don't own a Rev A, but you do know that the fans are set at a minimum of 2500 RPM all the time. Did you download istat to find out what speed the fans are at? Also make sure you have the latest OS X updates as idle cpu seems to have improved.
  3. macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Yup, +1 ^^^ get iStat and you can monitor fans and heat, as well CPU, memory, disks, and network. All pretty good info for any MB owner...
  4. macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2008
    ^^^^^^1 agreed again.
    iStat is great to get for your Dashboard. There, it shows CPU temps, fan speeds, memory usage, etc.
    My fans are always quiet at 2499 rpm.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2007
    SMC Reset

    I had this with my Rev A too - don't panic. It's not normal, but it does happen and it can be stopped.

    Try this: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1411

    It took me a few times, but it stopped.

    The Rev A is a wonderful machine. Give it a chance.
  6. macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2008
    The Air is a fantastically portable machine but cannot handle much 720p content, which really bothers me sometimes.

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