MacBook gets hot.. iStat question

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  1. batmandarkknight

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    I have a macbook aluminum 13' inch.

    I got my fan replaced recently as it was really noisy. now, its gone. however, my mac gets incredibly hot. the bottom part to be exact. i have fan control and smcfancontrol. tried to increase the speed and all. still hot.

    it would be so hot that my mac would shut off even.

    anyways. i downloaded i stat. my cpu is 78-80 heatsink a-b 65-75. AND my fans exhaust is 0rpm. does that mean my fan is broken?
     
  2. Shinrai

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    Yes, that means the fan is either broken or the connection to power it/turn it on has problems. Better have them check it again.
     
  3. batmandarkknight

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    crapper.

    is there supposed to be a number in the fan exhaust menu in istat?
     
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    fan exhaust should be at 2000rpm at least.
     
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    bhoyetjumpay Well-Known Member

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    my fan rpm is at at least 2000 rpm and 60 degree celsius with safari(without flash based games), yahoo messenger and itunes open.
     
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    My MBAlum was really noisy last night too but i figured maybe because I was on video call, firefox, safari, and MS office... but this morning it was pretty quiet after i let it sleep for a bit...

    Now my temp is at 65℃ with firefox, safari, mail, and skype on.
    heatsink A is 61℃ and B is 56℃
    fan exhaust at 1996 rpm

    maybe you should just have the fan checked for peace of mind ;)
     
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    who did the replacement of the fan?
     
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    average stat temp on my mac with flash running is 76-80, 1700 rpm
     
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    Mine has a maximum of 60 deg, even on video. You have probably a broken fan, have it checked to be sure.
     
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    ugh. hassle. i went to apple to get it replaced now it has to be replaced again. =,=
     
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    my macbook white shut downs then i checked istat , my exhaust is also 0rpm :(
    never ending problem with my macbook white, i really regret not buying an appcare
     
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    has your fan been replace?
     
  13. shaven

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    nope, just the keyboard
     
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    Hmmm, my MB White's fan has been getting noisy of late. Hearing a light clicking sound when it's above 3500rpm but goes away at around the 2000rpm mark. Right now with Safari, Transmission, iTunes and YM open, stats are at 59-60 degrees celsius and 2045rpm.

    Setting the fan to 3500rpm bring temp down to 56-57 degrees celsius but the light clicking comes around. Should I be concerned?
     
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    ok. just return it to the center. maybe your fans are just dirty and needs some cleaning. hope this will be the solution. i hope. goodluck. :)
     
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    if this noise has not been heard for the past time, maybe you should worried about. better to be sure, have it check.
     
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    Problem turned out to be an accumulation of dust. Had it cleaned @ Digital Hub for free thanks to Applecare. Fan's humming a lot quieter now just like before.
     
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    solved my macbook fan problem at my own risk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCDB_NWwe4I
     
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    hmmm...your own risk. as long as it works, go for it! :) but i think, its better either you let an Apple center do it or open it by yourself. maybe there's some loose wire/sensor or maybe some dirt accumulated. anyhow, congrats! :cool:
     
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    Sounds like faulty work by the technician who worked on your fan. Where did you take your Mac for repairs?
     

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