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

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  1. kanketsu macrumors member

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    Hello,

    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

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

    :eek:
     
  3. Menge macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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

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