Fan running all the time? Here's a fix!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tdhurst, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. tdhurst macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

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    #1
    My fan was running 5000 rpm for hours for the first few days I had my 2012 MBA.

    Using iStatPro dashboard widget, I could see that my processor load was light, the CPU temps were low, and that my fan RPMs were 5000+!

    WTF?

    To fix, open Activity Monitor, select all processes and then quit bash.

    I've had to do this every time I've restarted the computer, but it's always fixed the issue. Sometimes bash is running at 20%, sometimes lower, but it's always bash.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    Another procedure is to try resetting the SMC.
     
  3. tdhurst thread starter macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

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    Yep!

    Did that first, no change.

    There's something with the SendToKindle function, as well.

    Only affects SSDs.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Interesting to know! Have any links to additional information about this?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Thanks! What did you have in the following locations?

    • System Preferences > Accounts > yourusername > Login Items
      (Lion users: System Preferences > Users & Groups > yourusername > Login Items)

    • /Library/LaunchAgents/ and ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
      (Lion users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path)

    • /Library/StartupItems/
      (Lion users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path)
     

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