MacBook MotherBoard Fan Issue

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MacBook MotherBoard Fan Issue

Is your Macbook Pro | Macbook Air fan makes excessive noise,  not working, or experiencing other problems like  fan speed then there may be several things which causes this issue. Here is some basic troubleshooting steps by following these steps may be your problem will be resolve.

Macbook Pro | Air Fan Always On

A Macbook Pro or Macbook Air fan should always be on. However it should not be excessively noisy or running at a high speed all the time. If it is running at maximum RPM (usually about 6000 on a Macbook Pro), this indicates there is software running on your Mac that is stressing the CPU or GPU.

  1. Open Activity Monitor to see which apps are using the most CPU. You can also see which apps are using the most energy as well. Apps like Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, and VMware Fusion/Parallels tend to cause the fans to speed up, as the temperature of your CPU/GPU will increase when using those apps.
  2. Restart your Macbook Pro. If the fan is continually running at a high speed, try a Restart.
  3. If a restart doesn’t work, try resetting the SMC and PRAM. The SMC reset especially may help.

Here is how to reset PRAM (Parameter Random Access Memory)

  1. Turn off your Mac.
  2. Press the power button.
  3. Immediately press the Command+Option+P+R keys.
  4. Hold the keys until your Mac restarts and you hear the startup sound.
  5. Release the keys.

Here is how to reset SMC (System Management Controller)

  1. Turn off your Mac.
  2. Press the power button.
  3. Immediately press the Command+Option+P+R keys.
  4. Hold the keys until your Mac restarts and you hear the startup sound.
  5. Release the keys.

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