Video issues - makes fan loud, and problems with dual screen

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ramparts, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. ramparts macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2008
    I have a Macbook (older version), and for some reason lately (the last week or so) whenever I've been watching movies, the fan's started spinning up like crazy (using VLC mostly but also QT). It seems to be louder for bigger files (I just put on a 45 minute AVI and it's up to ~6200 rpm). After I close the file, the fan doesn't stop until I restart the machine. It doesn't seem to change depending on where the monitor is (desk, bed, etc.).

    Also, from around the same time I've had this issue that when I detach my external monitor and close up the Macbook, then reopen it (without the monitor, like on my bed) and try to play a movie, QT or VLC or whatever will show scattered bits of my desktop and then not play the movie file properly.

    Any idea what's going on, or what to do??
  2. deadsouls macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2008
    i know what you can do. you can not post this in the iphone section of these forums.
  3. ramparts thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2008
    Sorry! I clicked "Tips and Troubleshooting" in my Firefox history and didn't look at the rest.

    But no, really, thanks for the sarcasm. That was helpful.

    If a mod could move this...?

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