1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 18, 2010 3:14 PM by Antonio Rocco
ScharadL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
My computer over heats, is there anyway to fix this because its causing my finder to freeze as well as certain programs that I use. I did a disk repair and it seems ok, but when I use my computer now, sometimes the temp rises to 197-200 degrees. I monitor it with SMC fan control but have no idea how to run the computer cooler.

Note. I do not have air conditioning in my house where I use my laptop.

MacBook Pro unibody 2.8, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6 (10,400 points)

    If it's still under warranty I would get it seen by an Apple Authorised Repair Specialist or make a Genius Bar appointment. If it's overheating regularly and with little usage there's clearly a hardware problem somewhere. Possibly a failed or failing sensor? It may even be the main board?

    If you restart your laptop and hold down the 'D' key this should access the hardware diagnostic test. Run the extended tests. You may see an error message an error message at the end of the test which may give a clue as to what is going on?

    Be patient with the hardware diagnostic test as it does take a short while for it to kick in. This assumes the hard drive has never been wiped.