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MacBook Pro - fan: annoying whirring - distracting to others

Message #1 - Posted 2007/11/19 - fufu.goldberg

One of the fans on my laptop is ALWAYS on. I am used to it. However, in the office today it was distracting for many people.

I recently purchased a Griffin Elevator which helps and the base of the laptop doesn't get as hot.

I am loathed to take my laptop in for repair. I am a photographer - I need my Mac 24/7. Should I take it to my local service centre in Milton Keynes or to central London?

Are there any utilities which can be used to over-ride the fan? Are there any settings in System Prefs / Energy Saver?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Message #2 - Posted 2007/11/20 - NotMe

<fufu.goldberg@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:4444f471-471f-4016-8b9b-3eb1fd7d51dd@d27g2000prf.googlegroups.com...

One of the fans on my laptop is ALWAYS on. I am used to it. However, in the office today it was distracting for many people.

I recently purchased a Griffin Elevator which helps and the base of the laptop doesn't get as hot.

I am loathed to take my laptop in for repair. I am a photographer - I need my Mac 24/7. Should I take it to my local service center in Milton Keynes or to central London?

Are there any utilities which can be used to over-ride the fan? Are there any settings in System Prefs / Energy Saver?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Several points. We had problems with a G4 laptop along the same lines. Fan was bad but that was not the main problem. Took it in and had to send it to depot for repair. Retuned within the week.

Apple replaced the HDD and did not transfer the either the data or the applications. Fortunately we had back ups on everything.

I recommend you do the same befour you take the machine in for repair.

Message #3 - Posted 2007/11/20 - fufu.goldberg

On Nov 21, 12:10 am, NotMe wrote:

<fufu.goldb...@yahoo.com> wrote in message

news:4444f471-471f-4016-8b9b-3eb1fd7d51dd@d27g2000prf.googlegroups.com...

One of the fans on my laptop is ALWAYS on. I am used to it. However, in the office today it was distracting for many people.

I recently purchased a Griffin Elevator which helps and the base of the laptop doesn't get as hot.

I am loathed to take my laptop in for repair. I am a photographer - I need my Mac 24/7. Should I take it to my local service center in Milton Keynes or to central London?

Are there any utilities which can be used to over-ride the fan? Are there any settings in System Prefs / Energy Saver?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Several points. We had problems with a G4 laptop along the same lines. Fan was bad but that was not the main problem. Took it in and had to send it to depot for repair. Retuned within the week.

Apple replaced the HDD and did not transfer the either the data or the applications. Fortunately we had back ups on everything.

I recommend you do the same befour you take the machine in for repair.

Mine is outside the 1 year warranty (just) so I'm out of luck. And NO I don't have Apple Care.

I don't want to pay through the nose especially as it is all Apple's fault.

Message #4 - Posted 2007/11/21 - Darren Griffin

On 2007-11-20 00:36:48 +0000, fufu.goldberg@yahoo.com said:

One of the fans on my laptop is ALWAYS on. I am used to it. However, in the office today it was distracting for many people.

I recently purchased a Griffin Elevator which helps and the base of the laptop doesn't get as hot.

I am loathed to take my laptop in for repair. I am a photographer - I need my Mac 24/7. Should I take it to my local service centre in Milton Keynes or to central London?

Are there any utilities which can be used to over-ride the fan? Are there any settings in System Prefs / Energy Saver?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Have you tried SMC Fan Control?
http://homepage.mac.com/holtmann/eidac/

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