Macbook Overheating when not in use

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by fullerswrx, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. fullerswrx macrumors newbie

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    So whenever i am done using my book, i close it up and leave. when i come back to it the fans are on full blast and my laptop is hot. i open it up and its a black screen and you have no control. i have to hard shut down the macbook and restart it. It also does this when i put it in sleep mode and then leave. anybody have any thoughts. thanks.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Sounds like the laptop isn't going to sleep, maybe a hanging process or an SMC issue which Eidorian touched on.

    Go to Activity Monitor (Applications-->Utilities) and in the drop down at the top change it from "My Processes" to "All Processes" and see if something is running that's not supposed to be, maybe a Print Spool or something of the like.
     
  4. fullerswrx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    heres what my activity monitor says. anything out of the ordinary?

    167 Activity Monitor 2.6 5 17.24 MB 977.93 MB Intel

    86 AirPort Base Station Agent 0.0 2 2.90 MB 891.04 MB Intel

    121 AppleSpell.service 0.0 1 3.54 MB 601.72 MB Intel

    95 ATSServer 0.0 2 4.77 MB 639.10 MB Intel

    92 Dock 0.0 2 6.69 MB 890.34 MB Intel

    97 Finder 0.0 8 19.41 MB 946.83 MB Intel

    84 Folder Actions Dispatcher 0.0 1 2.71 MB 859.25 MB Intel

    108 Growl Menu 0.0 1 4.09 MB 893.67 MB Intel

    106 iChat 0.0 9 16.78 MB 968.38 MB Intel

    109 iChatAgent 0.0 3 4.20 MB 855.48 MB Intel

    105 iTunes Helper 0.0 2 2.29 MB 848.61 MB Intel

    64 launchd 0.0 3 524.00 KB 585.74 MB Intel

    24 loginwindow 0.0 3 5.57 MB 867.46 MB Intel

    61 mdworker 0.0 4 3.09 MB 599.42 MB Intel

    99 pboard 0.0 1 588.00 KB 586.64 MB Intel

    164 Quick Look Server 0.0 5 2.61 MB 861.00 MB Intel

    118 Safari 0.0 10 243.82 MB 1.28 GB Intel

    90 Spotlight 0.0 2 4.01 MB 292.21 MB Intel

    96 SystemUIServer 0.0 10 9.95 MB 930.07 MB Intel

    91 UserEventAgent 0.0 3 2.74 MB 599.20 MB Intel
     
  5. fullerswrx thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    No. What would make you think that?

    Always have a backup regardless.
     

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