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MacBook Pro Retina Fan Issues

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  • Oyinko2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 2:15 PM (in response to jeffrosun)

    I never used any torrent so this is not the problem. would you please reboot your computer and play an Apple LossLess song?

  • Helm of Obedience Calculating status...
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    Feb 27, 2013 4:04 PM (in response to jeffrosun)

    Jeffrosun, very interesting.

     

    Have you stopped using torrent programs altogether then? I'm also using Transmission and find that when it's not in use, I don't have weird fan spikes. Which torrent program are you using instead?

  • Oyinko2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 6:58 PM (in response to jamezmbp)

    Just had the fan spike after a wake up from sleep and while I was watching a video in the Browser.

    Capture d’écran 2013-02-27 à 18.54.29.png

  • stevenm15 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 28, 2013 9:48 AM (in response to jamezmbp)

    This is also happening with my MacBook Pro 15" Retina (2013 version). Resetting the PRAM and SMC didn't make a difference, nor did doing a complete reinstall.

     

    I took it to the Genius Bar, but it passed all their tests (including the fan test) so they were not sure what to do. If they took it in for repair but couldn't fix it, I was told I wouldn't be able to return it because that would then be after the 14 day return policy.

     

    So I've returned the whole order and requested a refund. I will keep an eye on the issue and consider buying a new MacBook if/when Apple have dealt with this problem.

  • Helm of Obedience Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 28, 2013 2:49 PM (in response to Helm of Obedience)

    Actually, last night my fans spiked even without the torrent program running this time. Though it only happened once for the whole 2-3 hours I was using it, whereas it would spike frequently when the torrent program is running.

     

    My main question is, what are the consequences of having the fans spike frequently like this? Is it just annoyance? Or will it actually lead to shortened lifespan of some component(s)? Anyone know?

  • D.eclectic Calculating status...
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    Feb 28, 2013 3:07 PM (in response to Helm of Obedience)

    My main question is, what are the consequences of having the fans spike frequently like this? Is it just annoyance? Or will it actually lead to shortened lifespan of some component(s)? Anyone know?

    Annoyance!

     

    It's pretty evident that Apple needs to put out another firmware update. As I type this…… my fans are kickin on FULL blast

    — only apps running

      - Safari (not even a window open)

      - Mail (full screen)

      - Calendar (full screen)

      - iMessage

      - iTunes (not even playing a song)

      - Activity Monitor

      - Steam (no game running)

     

    Just finished typing all the above and the fans have now shut down.

  • stevenm15 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 28, 2013 3:52 PM (in response to stevenm15)

    Here's a screenshot of my experience. When I caught it, the fans were at 4353 RPM, but it had been higher.

    4353 RPM.png

  • Oyinko2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 28, 2013 3:57 PM (in response to stevenm15)

    Thank you for sharing. Let's wait for a SMC update...

  • Helm of Obedience Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 28, 2013 4:15 PM (in response to D.eclectic)

    Well, if it's just annoyance, and does not lead to degradation of performance or lifespan of the computer, is it that bad?

     

    I was considering taking advantage of the 14 day return policy (have 9 days left) but if I get another, there's no guarantee it won't have the same problem. Worse, it may have an LG screen instead of a Samsung. I guess there's always the option of getting a Windows computer instead...

  • Oyinko2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 28, 2013 4:22 PM (in response to Helm of Obedience)

    Yes it is. I paid 2500$ for my Macbook Pro Retina and I expect it work without annoying me.

     

    I would recommend you to wait. Apple will hopefully fix this problem with a firmware update.

  • D.eclectic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 28, 2013 4:27 PM (in response to Oyinko2)

    Oyinko2 wrote:

     

    I would recommend you to wait. Apple will hopefully fix this problem with a firmware update.

    I agree.

  • jpad1208 Calculating status...
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    Feb 28, 2013 5:28 PM (in response to Oyinko2)

    What if it's not a software issue? Then we are all screwed.

  • Oyinko2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 28, 2013 5:48 PM (in response to jpad1208)

    I don't think it's hardware. Question is: do you know someone with a MBP Retina 2013 with a sandisk who don't have the problem?

     

    Maybe we should also tell our story to some specialized websites?

  • jpad1208 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 28, 2013 6:01 PM (in response to Oyinko2)

    That's a great Idea. Like Gizmodo.com or Engadget.com

  • christopherfrommidlothian Calculating status...
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    Feb 28, 2013 6:13 PM (in response to jpad1208)

    Sent a tip to Gizmodo. Let's see if it get's published.

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