Macbook late 2009 white unibody fan trouble

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by joseanrodma, May 23, 2014.

  1. joseanrodma macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2014
    So i was working on my macbook, and it started making aweird noise, it clearly comes from the fans
    Then I continued surfing the web with no heavy CPU usage, and my macbook was slow as hell. It felt too hot. I checked the temperature using SMCfancontrol, and it was above 90C / 194F. I tried to spool them up manually, but they do not respond, and they do not go more than 2000 rpm, even under heavy cpu usage.
    I reset the SMC and PRAM, and no changes.
    I am currently exporting a FCPX project i was working on, in case I loose everything, and it is encoding at 103 C/217 F
    What is it?

    Mavericks 10,9,1
    4gb RAM
    2.26 GHz
    Nvidia 9400M 256 Mb
    250 GB HDD
    Macbook 13 inch, late 2009, unibody


  2. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    I am thinking that the fans are failing. Try doing an Apple Hardware Test by holding D at boot.

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