Screwed Around with Fan Control; How do I get fan speed back to normal?

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  1. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

    ideal.dreams

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    I noticed my MBP was heating up a little bit and wanted to try Fan Control...shortly after I installed it I wanted to delete it, but since it was a .pkg file I couldn't really 'delete' it. So Basically all I did was remove my preference pane, but my fans are still staying at the speeds the program set them to - my question is: How do I get my fans back to the way they should be?

    I've tried resetting the SMC with no luck.
     
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604

    wordoflife

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    I figured a restart would've fixed it, but I guess not.
    Reinstall the program, set the fans to "default" then delete the program. Thats what I did
     
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    I'm assuming you're referring to Fan Control and not SMCFanControl?

    For Fan Control remove:

    /Library/StartupItems/FanControlDaemon
    /Library/PreferencePanes/Fan Control.prefPane
     
  4. ideal.dreams thread starter macrumors 68020

    ideal.dreams

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    Would I restart or reset the SMC after doing this?
     
  5. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    If you didn't move the sliders back to the default location when you uninstalled Fan Control then yes you would reset SMC.
     
  6. ideal.dreams thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Alright, got it back to normal; thanks a ton for the help! :)
     

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