Right fan wont turn on and feels like its going to melt

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by aarcarr, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. aarcarr macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2009
    The right fan doesnt turn on in my powerbook and temps get up to 150f. I ran a diagnostic and all sensors work and both fans turned on for the test but have never ever turned on to cool. Is this a common thing with pb's? Or is something screwed up?

    Edit: its a 1.5ghz 15"
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Something is screwed up. Take it in to the shop.
  3. aarcarr thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2009
  4. gjw4u macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    Take the PB in to Apple, before you fry the thing...
  5. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    The right fan in my 1.5GHz PB rarely comes on. I also use G4 Fan Control and lowered the temp threshold a little.
  6. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    My PowerBook's right fan is running but the other one is not at all. If you are concerned about the temps use G4 Fan control like you said. My PowerBook's fans rarely run unless I change the settings. I would only listen to the people with the aluminum PowerBooks not the people with MacBooks. The fans run all the time in all intels

    60ºC is normal.

    130ºF is normal

    if you are worried about it getting to hot just set the fans to 20º (full blast) and it will stay cold

    150º is normal if 1 fan is running half power (1500 rpm).

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