macbookpro with dead sensors and fans?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by greengeorge, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. greengeorge macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2006
    hi i just brought home a C2D 2.33Ghz Mbp yesterday and quite happy with mine

    no apparent deadpixels, excellent illumination balance, no squeaky keys, slight gap on the left side when latched but its okay, hot but tolerable, no fan noises

    the thing is, i installed the istat pro widget (3.2) to check out the temperature and fan levels, the weird thing is, it doesnt show up on the widget

    under display > temperatures , it only says "No Sensors Found"
    same goes under fans > "no fans found"

    okay now im worried... did my mbp came with with broken sensors and no fans????

    cause come to think of it, i havent heard the slightest bit of any noise at all let alone fan noise,
    (except for when waking up the superdrive kinda makes a scifi-bionic-arm like sound... is that normal??)

    please help,
    ps. it came with mac os x 10.4.8 if that makes any difference
  2. jimN macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2005
    Run it til it gets hot. If it melts a hole through the floor then it doesn't work.
  3. eluk macrumors 6502a


    Dec 14, 2006
    East London, UK
    I have just installed it on my MBP C2D and the temp shows OK, but under settings it is also No Fans Found.
    The font is too small for me and so it'll get removed. Correct glasses and it's fine.
  4. greengeorge thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2006
    i tried running photoshop cs2 (just light work havent gotten around to the big stuff) on my lap although it is hot but its okay for me, ill try some heavy stuff later tonight and see if it fries my lap

    shoudve wrote the subject : "iStatPro : MBP w/ Dead Sensors and Fans?"

    anybody know any other way to check the c2d mbp fans and sensors
  5. larsf macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2006
  6. NJuul macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2006
    try to open two terminal shells and write:

    yes > /dev/null

    in both. It will run your CPU to 100%, and then your fans should kick in quite rapidly.
  7. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    Yes you need smcfancontrol as the poster 2 posts above me stated. As for the fans, mine are not detected either, any way to fix this?
  8. dannyss macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2006
    I think it noted on the iStat site, it does not detect fan speed on the C2D yet.
  9. greengeorge thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2006
    thx for pointing that out, it seems there are plenty of people with the same problem... phew...

    anyway, any of you hear the same roboty (i dont know how to describe it) everytime the c2d mbp wakes up from sleep? i know its coming from the super drive cause it makes the same sound everytime i press eject without a cd in it, with a cd it makes a longer nastier noise...

    if thats normal it looks like i got myself a keeper here

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