MBP Santa Rosa Overheating & Bad Battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jw nyc, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

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    I have had my MBP for about a year and a half. Everything was working perfectly until last night. I woke up and my computer was overheating and smc fan control was reading 80 degrees and 6000rpm for my fans!! I tried shutting it down for a few hours and turned it back on. Same issue and no matter what I do the computer stays b/w 75-80 degrees faranheight. I unplugged the computer and the battery was is only lasting for 20 minutes before shutting down!! Before last night the battery lasted for about 3 hours! I'm not sure what happened last night but now I'm having these major issues with my machine. Any ideas what could have happened and how I could fix it!? Thanks.
     
  2. jw nyc thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. azharc macrumors member

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    Umm... not too sure, could you check if any rogue processes are driving your CPU insane?

    Try uninstalling SMC Fan Control?

    Call Apple?

    Some people here suggest doing this http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379 in troubled times but I personally don't have much experience regarding resetting PRAM.

    Sorry, wait for someone else to come along :)

    EDIT : Hold on, did you say 75-80F? That's 23C! That's cold =\ What the... I've never seen an MBP that cold at room temperature. If it's celcius, it's a bit over normal range...
     
  4. jw nyc thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha sorry I meant Celcius! Yea its only a little over normal but it gets and stays that hot upon bootup. There is def something wrong.
     

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