MacBook Air 13" Fan always on ??

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by shopsmart99, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. shopsmart99 macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2010
    I have a 12 month old MacBook Air 13" i7 - maxed out MBA mid 2012,
    but the fan seems to be running almost all the time,
    seems like Chrome or some other apps are straining the processor ??

    and the fan starts going once i open more than 1 tab open,

    Does anyone know what's going on ?

    I also have a Speck Plastic shell on that covers part of the fan,
    I have a feeling that might be the problem !!!! ?????
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    There are at least 2 threads on this precise subject the last 7 days.

    What is your Activity Monitor telling you?

    Don't block any vents.
  3. shopsmart99 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2010
    ok, just looked at the Activity monitor and i had a
    Java Applet running and using 120% of the CPU !!!!!

    WTF !

    one of my online banks requires that you install Java,
    kind of lame,
  4. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2009
    well there's your problem.
    but i wouldn't use any shell that covers "part of the fan" (by which i am assuming you mean exhaust ports)

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