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Old 04-01-2012, 04:58 AM   #1
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Is my fan is daed or not?

Hello, my macbook (A1181) started to shut down unexpectedly all of a sudden. after a few days of stress and talking to thieving technicians I narrowed the DD list to the fan not working, the only proof I have for that is "iStat pro" showing "0"(zero)Rpm. I want to be sure that it is indeed dead before I shop for a new one. I don't mind opening the machine but how will I know it is dead?
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:04 AM   #2
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Is it getting really hot?

"thieving technicians"? Interesting profession!
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:31 AM   #3
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Have you tried one of the fan control apps, to see if that can step the fan up to higher speed? Like smcFanControl?
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:15 AM   #4
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I know for sure that the fan doesn't work, the question is if it is a temporary thing that I can may be jiggle into functioning or is it dead?
Thieving because they charge the equivalent of 112 USD just to look on the laptop.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:56 AM   #5
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In my experience, if the fan in a MacBook stops working, it's not a "jiggle it a bit" to get it going - it's dead. If you want to find out, you'll need to open the MacBook, and look at the fan.
It's also possible that it is all caked over with "crud", and you can blow the fan out. You still have to open the MacBook to take a look.
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