overheat!! but not???

craigystylz

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Jul 8, 2010
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I have myself a 2009 13'' macbook pro. i have installed smc fancontrol and cranked the fans up. The computer goes up to about 70 degrees celcius when playing a video or my girl is on facebook playing those damn games lol. Here is the kicker when the computer reaches 70 degrees it freezes and shuts down!!??? :confused: now i tried to run a system test with a disc that future shop gave me but even running that with a fan underneath it heats up and freezes?? any ideas cause i am stumped

thanks
 

Unpleasant

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Jun 10, 2011
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sounds like a flash issue. Videos on youtube?

If so, Try updating to the latest flash player
 

Lennyvalentin

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Apr 25, 2011
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If your laptop freezes and temps only reach 70C then your problem may not be temperature-related. Or at least not CPU temperature - it may be something else in your computer that overheats. A DC power regulator perhaps, it's hard to say.

It could also be bad caps or other passive components on your mobo, bad RAM, a bad solder joint somewhere that causes intermittent failures when hot...and so on.

Easiest thing to do is just return your laptop to an authorized dealer for servicing.
 

craigystylz

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Jul 8, 2010
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is fixing it worth it??.. or should i just get another one? reason being i live about 8 hours from the closest apple store :(
 

Lennyvalentin

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If you call Apple they can probably inform you of a service center closer to you than 8 hours. Also, I hear there's a thing called "postal service" available in most civilized countries... ;)

I'm sure there's a much cheaper solution to your problem other than plonking down at least a thousand bucks for a new laptop (regardless of how fun buying new stuff may be! :)), particulary if you still have warranty coverage left.
 

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