Fan Control question!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fts3v3r, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. fts3v3r macrumors newbie

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    I was looking at my Fan Control settings and I noticed it said my Right fan was running at -1 RPM. Is this normal??

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  2. celticpride678

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    What computer do you have?

    Also, do you have a link to that wallpaper? That is nice!
     
  3. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    Perhaps it's not reporting speed correctly. Perhaps your fan is running at max? -1 could be max speed? It's a common programming shortcut.
     
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    I know with the uMB, the -1 was because there was only one fan. Are you running the base 15-inch MacBook Pro with just the 9400M? If so, that might be why, you only have one fan? I haven't seen a teardown of the mid-2009 MacBook Pro so I can't say for sure that the base 15-inch has one fan instead of two.
     
  5. tenderidol macrumors regular

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    Someone was having the same issue on another forum and it turned out that his MBP had only one fan. Here is the quote:

    If you have the same model, then the reading is just indicating the absence of the second fan. If you have a different model with two fans, one of your fans is not working.
     
  6. tenderidol macrumors regular

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  7. fts3v3r thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have the 2.53 13in MBP.... not sure if it has one or two fans?
     
  8. celticpride678

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    I believe that specific model has only one fan, meaning this is perfectly normal.
     
  9. tenderidol macrumors regular

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    You have only one fan. There, your problem is solved. Fan control is assigning -1 to a piece of hardware that doesn't exist :D
     
  10. fts3v3r thread starter macrumors newbie

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