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Macbook Fan Problem?

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rbassett87 Calculating status...
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Jun 10, 2013 6:59 AM

Hey everyone. I recently bought a 2006 macbook. I have a few concerns. I can already tell the computer needs a new battery. When I go to battery it either says replace soon or service soon. I am in contact with a seller to get a battery as we speak. Also the fan on here seems to get really loud. If I am doing anything like on youtube or downloading something. (nothing heavy) it starts out like you can barely here it than it gets louder and louder and I get scared and shut off the computer. I downloaded this thing called smc fan control and it tells me the computer is at 40c right now but when it starts doing that it jumps up to the 70s to 80s. Could the bad battery be a reason why the fan gets like that. (im hoping so). Also I dont know my way all around a macbook quite yet so if you could tell me a few pointers that would be great.

MacBook, Other OS
  • laundry bleach Level 5 Level 5 (6,875 points)
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    Jun 10, 2013 7:37 AM (in response to rbassett87)

    Batteries for your MacBook can be purchased from Apple for about $129. Other users have reported being able to buy 3rd party compatible batteries on eBay for $20-30.

     

    I think it is unlikely that the battery is causing the fans to go crazy. Have you tried resetting the System Management Controller? That is a good first step for power related issues such as this.

     

    A good place to start learning about your computer would be this Apple article. If you are coming from a Windows environment you might also want to check out this article.

     

    Best of luck.

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