10 Replies Latest reply: Aug 10, 2014 6:49 AM by nickrovisa
maddiefrompepper pike Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Are all fans on airbooks this loud? Mine is brand new and I'm worried....


MacBook Air
  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (47,960 points)

    Do a SMC reset, it may take 3-4 attemps though. This should settle it down.

     

    SMC RESET

     

    • Shut down the computer.
    • Plug in the MagSafe power adapter to a power source, connecting it to the Mac if its not already connected.
    • On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time.
    • Release all the keys and the power button at the same time.
    • Press the power button to turn on the computer. 
  • Luckysaid7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    and what if that doesnt work I Have the same problem, mine is brand new as well and the fan makes a constant hmmmmmm noise its loud eough for me to hear it in a quite room.

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (47,960 points)

    Luckysaid7 wrote:

     

    and what if that doesnt work I Have the same problem, mine is brand new as well and the fan makes a constant hmmmmmm noise its loud eough for me to hear it in a quite room.

    So why haven't you called AppleCare? If you had carefully read your documentation that came with the machine it would have advised you you have 90 days of free AppleCare telephone support.

  • grnfrog55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Maybe this is all the initial Spotlight indexing and high load on the cpu..

  • Luckysaid7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    mine is 7 months old. I went to the store and they were very dismissive of the problem, I plan on calling customer service. and the noise is constant even if I am doing nothing on the labtop the nosie is still there.

     

    Thanks !

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (47,960 points)

    First you said it was brand new and now you're saying it's 7 months old. With computers that is a signifigant difference. You also did not say what store you took it to so take it to an Apple Store and have it checked out.

  • Luckysaid7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    in my opinion a 7 month old labtop is still new  I would never say thats old.

     

    Took it to the apple store,

     

    Thanks for your help

  • Luckysaid7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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  • smkied Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My MacBook Air is dead quiet 95% of the time. If I am watching YouTube movies or somthing of that sort, the fans will kick up and yes the will be quite loud (you'll be surprised, since the laptop is so small). However for normal usage, it should literally be completely silent. If you have fans randomly running, make sure you don't have any weird background applications running.

     

    Also a good way to test this out, is to create a fresh system user and log in under them. This way you know there are no other applications running since the user is fresh. If the fans are still running loud, you most certainly have a problem, otherwise it's clear you have some excessive applications on your prior user.

     

    Good luck.

  • nickrovisa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Found the culprit on mine: Google Drive.

     

    I opened Activity Monitor and noticed that the Google Drive app was using 99% of the CPU - which is crazy. I force quit it and slowly but surely the computer got quieter and quieter until it went silent.

     

    So when this happens again just open Activity Monitor and you'll see what's causing the comp to go nuts.