I guess my new Macbook Air shouldn't do this?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by photojonny, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. photojonny, Sep 19, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2011

    photojonny macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2009
    Brand new out of the box 11" MBA

    Fan runs loudly and constantly under the Q, W, 1 and 2 buttons. When I press down firmly on the 1 and 2 keys it slows and stops the fan, as if you were putting your hand on a vinyl record whilst it is playing! iStatPro shows the fan slowing when I press the 1 and 2 key.

    Guess it is faulty hardware?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Maybe. Take it in or send it back for repair.
  3. Beaverman3001 macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2010
  4. photojonny thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2009
    It's new but have transferred everything from my old mac via migration assistant. It's defo the fan and hitting the 1 & 2 keys shouldn't slow it down.

    When I tilt the unit it stops too. I think it must have been fitted incorrectly. Have genius bar appt on Sat.

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