dropped my white macbook

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  1. newConvert macrumors regular

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    Well, I managed to drop my white macbook the other day, the dvd drive is messed (makes very wierd noises upon startup) and now it seems to shutoff at random times. I can use it fine, but as soon as I start to do anything slightly resource intensive, it'll shut itself off.

    I wont be able to get to an Apple store for a few days, was curious if anyone had a rough estimate of what could the problem be and/or the cost to fix? Just curious. The body itself is fine, just the insides must be messed up. So pissed! Thanks.
     
  2. metroid87706 macrumors regular

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    Sounds like the heatsink isn't on properly, and when the CPU gets too hot, it shuts down.
    Use smcFanControl or iStat Pro to monitor it, and post when it reports.
     
  3. newConvert thread starter macrumors regular

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    sweet, thanks! Downloaded istat pro and it says heat sink A is 126, and B is 86... does that sound normal for just browsing? I'm going to run some apps and see what it gets to before it shuts itself down.
     
  4. epyfa macrumors regular

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    If the heat is the problem, you can use smcFanControl to let you Fans cool down your Mac.
     
  5. Jamesl94 macrumors regular

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    Ive got 54 and 48 on mine.

    Dam, yours is pretty hot!:eek:
     
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    I have no idea, it just says the numbers.
     
  8. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Temperature sound pretty normal.

    Obviously it's in Fahrenheit because 126C is hotter than the sun. :p
     
  9. newConvert thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oops, that was celsius... what is yours?

    I noticed that Heatsink A is either in the 20's, or suddenly jumps to the 120's (celsius)

    Is this considered hot? The CPU is at about 80 fair consistently.
     
  10. johnny13oi macrumors member

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    Hahaha hotter than the SUN. More like steam hot.
     
  11. epyfa macrumors regular

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    Yeah sure, I can bake cake at a temperature twice as hot as the sun? And water boils at almost the sun's temperature. Where do you come from? Oh, California... never mind.
     
  12. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    mine doesnt hit 80C under extreme load. Get an apple service tech to have a look at it.

    EDIT: johnny13oi and epyfa, loosen up...
     
  13. newConvert thread starter macrumors regular

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    'Tis what I figured. Thanks for the help everyone
     
  14. disuse macrumors newbie

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    If you go into the settings on istats (i) in the upper left, you can see what setting it was... Default on mine was celsius.
     

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