SMCFanControl only display Left Side fan info, is the MBP at fault?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kanketsu, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. kanketsu macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2007

    Just bought a new base 15" MBP, running 10.6.2. At a glance, everything runs just fine. However, SMCFanControl 2.2.2 can only read "LeftSide Fan". As if the Right Side Fan doesn't exist.:confused:

    Well, it could be that the app is at fault, but I worry if there is a hardware problem. Is there any quick way to check whether the right side fan is ok? (while running apple hardware test, I can hear both fans working). I don't live anywhere near Apple Stores or their related service center, so if there's any app to verify the right side fan, that would be great.:(

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  2. kanketsu thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2007
    Installed Istatpro, gave the same result: can't identify the right side fan.

  3. Menge macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2008
    I don't know about the 15", but on my 13" it only detects a "MainFan" and that's it. Maybe the UMBs only have one fan? (or at least the ones without a dedicated video card)
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Some of the MBPs 13" for sure but I also think the base model of the 15" only have a single fan.
  5. Sace macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2008
    Yep, 13" and 15" models without dedicated graphics only have one fan ;)
  6. kanketsu thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2007

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