Serious Problem with my MacBook.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by syntaxsmurf, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. syntaxsmurf macrumors newbie

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    This problem has been slowly building getting worse and worse, and is not close to making my dear Mac damn near unuseable. This needs to be fixed, I cant afford anything no new laptop no nothing.
    I've had my macbook for about 2 summers. used to able to watch movies play wow (all turned down) basicly go nuts on it. Sometimes the playing wow gave problems. but having an external monitor photoshopping and coding while watching a movie was no problem at all.

    Now I cant even stream the laptop lags up if I let it lag without pauseing the video it ****s up the sound not sure how to explain it. and if I am really unlucky I get a kernel panic.

    the computer do run really hot sometimes, but it didnt used to. and I dont think normal wear and tear is making it overheat like this.

    right now its running a temp of 64C with 6200 RPM (max RPM)

    this is a pretty low number for me as it usally run 80C at all times sometimes being able to top at 90.

    I am at the ends of my robe I dont wanna loose my mac.

    I hope you guys can help me out.
     
  2. o2xygen macrumors regular

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    Thats really hot, for the watching videos online, try updating your flash player, update your browsers also. Maybe a fresh install my help? Im not too sure, could be a hardware issue.
     
  3. syntaxsmurf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've formatted numerous times, updated stuff over and over. mind this not a new problem its been increaseingly worse
     
  4. Kat King123 macrumors regular

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    i think your motherboard is dieing :( im really sorry man but i dont think there much you can do sides see if u can get it fix you pretty much tried everything
     
  5. syntaxsmurf thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. syntaxsmurf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    another thought could it be alot of dust in the computer. ive had it with me in bed alot watching movies & there are the usual tears in teh sides of the laptop that all macbooks get over time.
     
  7. isaaclimdc macrumors 6502

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    Yeah... it could be a gradual build-up of dust and other unwanted material inside the case; over the motherboard, around the HD and RAM, etc.
     
  8. syntaxsmurf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oki, sounds like a theory anyway to fix it? get it cleaned myself?
    as in not turn it in but a guide or somehing? anyone cleaned your mac before?
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    www.ifixit.com has instructions to disassemble Macs.
     
  10. syntaxsmurf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cant find a cleaning guide but there is a guide to open it hopefully I can take it from there :)
     

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