Macbook Pro Concerns

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by isethx, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. isethx macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2008
    I'm sure these are just silly little concerns, but i might as well get some other opinions anyways.

    The computer in my sig I have 2 concerns about

    #1 the black plastic the hinge piece, the plastic creeks sometimes. when i run my finger across the top of it (the part under the macbook pro writing) it makes a noise, like the plastic is bending or has an bubble in it or something. is that normal, or is there a chance it will break?

    #2 how hot can the CPU get? my fans do not move on their own very much, my cpu was at 94 c and i finally saw the fans at 2400.

    thanks everyone!
  2. amitdoc2b macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2008
    #1: I haven't heard anything yet in mine.

    #2: I think that fan speed is okay, but lets wait for other posters.
  3. isethx thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2008
    anyone else with a unibody?

    when you move your screen does it have a creek or crack sound?

    when it's open run your finger along he black part under macbook pro

    and let me know if it makes a noise thanks!
  4. stieny macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2008
    My 15" Unibody MBP doesn't make a noise when I open it.

    Also, according to iStat, once the computer is warmed up, my cpu is always around 37-41 degrees celsius with the fans near 2K.
  5. ayasin macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2008
    Mine does none of the things you describe. 17" Unibody.
  6. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    I don't have any creaking. And while it gets warm, it doesn't get hot.
  7. winninganthem macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2008
    Yeah, fan's don't move on their own very much [as part of an OSX design I'm guessing]. I wouldn't be too worried about it. If at any point that gets uncomfortable, use smcFanControl to manually control speeds.
  8. Name101 macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2008
    is that a terminal command?
    or a app?

  9. zKarp macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2008
    New York
    i have uni macbook. It creeks sometimes as i open or close.
    Sometimes it "pops." Is this normal?
  10. lindseycreative macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2009
    Creeks all the time

    My 17" Unibody creeks all the time. It is starting to get to the point where I might take it in. Happens when moving or shifting the computer with one hand. Sometimes happens if I apply pressure next to the mouse. Happens when I adjust the screen.
  11. Brandon Heat macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2008
    try tightening the screws on the bottom plate

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