HT3964: Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)Learn about Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 10:40 AM (in response to arcaneparadoiv)
Shut down your mac.
After the screen goes completely black, take the power cord out on the iMac side and wait for 15 seconds.
Put it in the mac again and reboot it.
This is based on what an Apple support employee said.
Hope it helps
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 10:45 AM (in response to arcaneparadoiv)
Try iStat Pro and see what temps are being seen by the system.
I know this won't fix it but it might allow you to see which sensor might be acting up.
Have you tried a PRAM Reset? Again just fishing.
Option + Command + R + P during powerup thru 2 chime sequences
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 4:02 PM (in response to Apple - pie)
Thanks for the suggestion, but I've already tried this to no avail.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 5:08 PM (in response to arcaneparadoiv)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 6:21 PM (in response to arcaneparadoiv)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2012 11:45 PM (in response to RRFS)
PRAM Reset did nothing... it's almost 3 AM here and my computer just whirred to life out of sleep mode with fans at full blast. :/
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2012 9:03 PM (in response to X423424X)
I tried to run AHT, but D and cmd + D did nothing and I don't have install discs since my system came pre-installed and I've since upgraded the OS twice... I suspect a sensor cable problem, but can't prove it. Is there any way to run the test besides the methods described on the support pages?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2012 9:08 PM (in response to ds store)
As I said to X423424X, the Hardware Test never initialized using either method. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong; I tried holding it through the whole restart, releasing and depressing again, and just holding after the computer sounded like it had rebooted (fans beginning to spin, powering on, moving parts moving, etc.). I tried D and cmd D. I suppose since my Apple Care ran out, perhaps AHT is no longer available to me?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2012 10:11 PM (in response to arcaneparadoiv)
The "trick" to all the boot key sequences is to push the keys immediately after you hear the boot chime. So put the D then. According to this use the option+D (not command+D) to use a internet version of AHT.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 24, 2012 5:25 AM (in response to arcaneparadoiv)
I believe the PRAM reset may have kicked in... I'm not sure. It hasn't happened in about two weeks, so I guess it's fixed. I did download that activity monitor for my Dashboard, though, and that's been a nice little tool.
Thanks for the help, guys! We'll consider it fixed.