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HT1338 overheating and fan going non-stop, why

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May 10, 2012 6:43 PM

My fan started running although did not have any applications running and it was overheating , especially in top left corner of keyboard.  I have booked genius bar and haven't used my mac for few days.  Seems fine now.  what is going on?  Only a month old Mac Air.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,090 points)
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    May 10, 2012 6:50 PM (in response to UCC12FRENCH)

    This happened to me exactly twice since having the MBA, which is about nine months. A reboot fixed it each time. I don't know why it happened and it hasn't happened since.


    If you just installed the OS X 10.7.4 update it's normal for it to get a bit hot as it installs. This should last no more than a few minutes.

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    May 29, 2012 6:18 AM (in response to John Galt)

    Run activity monitor, and see if Adobe Shockwave is running or not. I had Chrome running with 12 tabs, MS Word, MS Excel, VMWare Fusion with Windows 7 running with Outlook running. Fan was making continous noise. I killed the Shockwave process, and then went through the Chrome tabs - found the tab that was complaining about Shockwave plug in failure, and closed that tab. The fan went very quite in less than a minute!!!!


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