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Mac fan problem
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Posted October 13, 2011 at 9:29PM
Iv'e had my Macbook for around 2 years now and it has worked brilliantly up until a few months ago.
Now after opening a few internet pages I always seem to here the fan running and then quite often the multi coloured wheel appears and pages freeze.
I often move anything stored to an external hard drive and have quite a lot of free space left.
The only thing I can admit to is that I do leave the laptop on for days maybe a week at a time without restarting or shutting down.
What could be causing this.
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Posted October 13, 2011 at 9:42PM
Vacuum the vents out. And/Or blow them out with a can of compressed air.
Google 'speedfan for mac' (or CoreTemp)
See if you can get a Mac utility for temps.
If you are running 75 deg C + under load, and have vacuumed, you may need to open the laptop and have a dig around.
Google Mac disassembly or find a .pdf Service and Maintenance Guide.
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