Macbook Air getting hotter and worse battery life

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by JefferyFontenot, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. JefferyFontenot macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2012
    I recently bought a new macbook air and have been really satisfied in it and its my very first Mac computer. Its been about a month and all of a sudden it gets hotter and you can hear the fan constantly running as if I'm doing something that would put a lot of strain on the computer... which I'm not! I can be simply typing on my computer in class and it will start to heat up and use a considerable amount of battery in the process as if i was trying to play a game. I looked in the Activity Monitor and the only process that is running hard is the parentalcontrolsd... it is using about 90% of my CPU and I never use parental controls? I try and quitting and force quitting it and it always just bounces right back up. This is all that I can think of that could possibly be heating up my computer like this and eating up my battery. I'm used to about 6-7 hours of battery and now I'm down to about 2 1/2... please help.
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Excellent. Now that u diagnosed what the prob is, all u have to do is Google "parentalcontrolsd" saw more than a few posts out there.
  3. JefferyFontenot thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2012
    I did this... I can't seem to find any help for it.


    I fixed it... I searched deep enough and found a website that brought me to the resource files for parental controls and allowed me to completely delete these files.
  4. Dizzay macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2011
    San Diego
    can you tell us how or link us?
  5. wolfpuppies3 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2012
    Virginia, USA

    How should we know what your problem is? Take it in to Apple and let them fix it if it has a problem.
  6. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Wow, that's helpfull:rolleyes:

    He already solved it FYI
  7. SoIsays macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2011
    Because the OP faced an unhelpful attitude, he is giving the rest of us the same medicine. If the righteous would just shut up we'd all be helpful on this forum.
  8. Brunke macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2012
    Delete resource files

    delete the files in /Library/Application\ Support/Apple/ParentalControls/

    og just delete the ParentControls folder
  9. 2IS macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    Look up the word "troubleshooting"

    Once you figure out what that means, and even better, how to do it, will keep you from posting nonsense like this in the future.
  10. abirmaher macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2013
    Wow I had never faced this issue till I sat down in class today. In about 20 min battery life went from full to under 70 % with only Word and safari open not doing anything heavy. Checked the CPU and found the parental control thing. Then I went to the folder mentioned above and deleted the parental control folder the computer and force quit the process the fan immediately started to slow down and started to cool down as well. Battery life expectations has come up from 1:20 back to 2:30 after this was done. Thanks for the info.
  11. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2009
    yikes, who dumped in your cereal? did you forget what forum you are on? sounds to me like he handled it reasonably. i for one hadn't heard of this problem - now i have so i'll recognize it in the future.

    this forum is for all things macbook air - and that includes helping people with issues with their macbook airs...not just bickering with each other over whether or not your need an i7.

    maybe we should bring back down-voting...

    edit: boom - see that post right above this one? that's why it's good he posted here
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Just a heads-up. Check the date of the post you're responding to, if you haven't already.
  13. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2009
    whoops, i'm dumb.

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