macbook fan constantly on

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  1. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    so im doing a project for school and i decided to use photoshop cs3 i reset up my macbook ie re installing osx / windows xp from a boot camp error so now its my first time using it since and the fans are constantly on and well its not hot or anything how can i stop this ?
     
  2. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

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    My flatmate had exactly the same problem. I very much doubt that this is the problem you are having but its worth a stab in the dark!!

    He reinstalled the printer drivers for his Canon MP450 and ever since he did that, fan has worked perfectly lol. No joking, I was there when he did it.

    Sorry if thats not much help but thought it was interesting anyway, and maybe you have that printer?? :confused: :) :D
     
  3. MacHappytjg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yea i dont think so but i might do a restart my problems go away when i do that but it happened to me before and then i just defaulted some settings but i forget but i dont think i have my cannon thing installed for my printer so i know its not that lol
     
  4. karenflower macrumors 6502a

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    Have a look in Activity Monitor (located in Applications/Utilities) and sort the processes by CPU activity. If there's something with a high percentage, then it's likely the cause of the constant fans.
     
  5. MacHappytjg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yea it wasnt on for like 10 mins but yea not usual ever since i stopped using firefox and was using safari? im using 1% - 3% and when i went into the monitor it stopped wtf always 90% idle
     
  6. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

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    If you do have a cannon printer then I seriously recommend installing the drivers of the disk that came with it. My flatmates Macbook was doing exactly what you are describing with the restart thing.

    Seriously I would try it. There is no point asking for advice if your not going to take it especially the fact that it seems like I may have nailed it. I know it sounds really bizarre. My flatmate didnt have his drivers installed either. Its worth a shot, you have nothing to lose with at least trying that.
     
  7. MacHappytjg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    no i dont have the printer drivers any of them installed nor languages i think its a waste of space but yes i do install from the disc anyway which im probably going to do since i have to print something but so anyway after i looked at the activity monitor it stopped i really dont know why apple makes me wonder :confused::eek::p:D
     
  8. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

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    Cool cool man. Good that its stopped doing that. But what I said is one to keep in mind. Its wacky but it worked!!! :D
     
  9. MacHappytjg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    but all i did was open the activity monitor weird
     

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