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
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    photojonny macrumors member

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    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

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    Maybe. Take it in or send it back for repair.
     
  3. Beaverman3001 macrumors 6502

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  4. photojonny thread starter macrumors member

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    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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