Macbook Pro Concerns

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

  1. isethx macrumors regular

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    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

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    #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

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    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

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    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

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

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

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    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

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    "smcFanControl"
    is that a terminal command?
    or a app?

    Cheers
     
  9. zKarp macrumors member

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

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    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

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    try tightening the screws on the bottom plate
     

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