Fan not working?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by LennonLenford, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. LennonLenford macrumors newbie

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    Smcfancontrol is telling me my computer is at 140-160 Fahrenheit and that it has 0 rotations per minute. Are my fans not working?
     
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  3. LennonLenford thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Late macbook 2009. I think I hear the fan, but I have to put my ear to the bottom of my macbook and it's very faint. Is that normal?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes. What about that SMC reset?
     
  5. LennonLenford thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just performed it with these steps.

    "Note: Portable computers that have a battery you should not remove on your own include MacBook Pro (Early 2009) and later, all models of MacBook Air, and MacBook (Late 2009).
    Shut down the computer.
    Plug in the MagSafe power adapter to a power source, connecting it to the Mac if its not already connected.
    On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time.
    Release all the keys and the power button at the same time.
    Press the power button to turn on the computer.
    Note: The LED on the MagSafe power adapter may change states or temporarily turn off when you reset the SMC."

    I don't notice any changes. The magsafe did change states like it says it might so I'm guessing I did it correctly.
     
  6. LennonLenford thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know what I can do? Should I just take it into the apple store to see if it's not working correctly?
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    Does SMC Fan Control still report a speed of zero RPMs?
    And what does iStat Pro or the demo of iStat Menu say?
     
  8. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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  9. simsaladimbamba

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    The link in my post works for me right now, the link you quoted in your post gets me that 404 error.

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    After a restart (due to DropBox's buggy Finder integration), both links work for me.
     
  10. LennonLenford thread starter macrumors newbie

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  11. LennonLenford thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I really have a feeling this is the problem because when my temperature gets over a certain amount(200 F) it seems to slow things down. I might just not play games anymore :/
     

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