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Fans not working on new MBP

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Steven Shmerler Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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Mar 17, 2013 1:21 PM

My 13" MBP is 3 months old and I use it rarely for weekend trips.

 

Today it white screened & crashed twice. Temperature gauge said it was running avg 95 centigrade and showed RPM at 2600 which I assume is fan speed. But I couldn't hear them.

 

Then launched SMC Fan app and it showed similar temp but fan RPM at 00.00

 

Adjusting the fan speed did nothing.

 

Doing a SMC fan reset did nothing.

 

I'm running off an external Lion drive. The MBP came with ML on its internal drive.

 

I want to test how it runs booted off the internal drive when I get home from dinner.

 

But any thoughts?

 

Thanks

Steven

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • aidamikai Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Mar 17, 2013 1:23 PM (in response to Steven Shmerler)

    Faulty fans. Take it to the Applestore

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (5,495 points)
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    Mar 18, 2013 12:57 PM (in response to Steven Shmerler)

    The hardware is not the same, thus the Mac Pro Lion will not run well from the external: I wonder why it runs at all....

    You should also not run it from a disk that has Mlion on it from another model.

    Just run it from the internal HDD, if you don't want that for whatever reason, make a clone of the MBP and use that to run.

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (5,495 points)
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    Mar 20, 2013 7:23 AM (in response to Steven Shmerler)

    The only advisable way is to connect the MBP with a cable and use it as external Target Disk drive by starting it up while holding the T key. If you want the Pro to access the MBA files, or vice versa.

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (5,495 points)
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    Mar 20, 2013 10:40 AM (in response to Steven Shmerler)

    Whatever, I understand your need to be rather immediately.

    Use Google drive or Dropbox, or Google or iCloud, if you want to have two systems to work on the same file.

  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (55,540 points)
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    Mar 20, 2013 10:53 AM (in response to Steven Shmerler)

    My 13" MBP is 3 months old

     

    I have plans to be out of town for the next week.

     

    You have 90 days of free phone tech support from Apple.  Let them deal w/it.  Strongly suggest that you take full advantage of it before you lose it.  Unless you also purchased AppleCare which I strongly suggest that you do if you have not already done so.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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