While Apple designs their devices, such as MacBook, to last as long as the users need them, we can’t deny that problems still occur sometimes. One prevalent example is overheating issues, particularly with older models.
Despite having devices built with aluminium chassis to dissipate heat, coupled with Apple’s continuous assurance that the rushing-air sound is a normal part of the cooling process – especially when it’s running intensive tasks or resource-heavy apps – users still can’t help but to get in a fluster whenever they hear their fan running on high gear.
Well, we have to agree that the whirring sound of the fan, as if your MacBook is about to take off, makes one uneasy. And while all these are run-of-the-mill occurrences, there are still possibilities that your MacBook is overheating.
How do you determine them? Here are 3 tell-tale signs we’ve gathered.
1. The fan is running at full speed even when idling or running basic tasks
Are your fans kicking into action, running at full speed even when it’s in an idle state or performing less intensive tasks such as writing a document or surfing the web? If so, these could signify a potential overheating problem.
The most common and fundamental solution to this issue is to clean your Apple MacBook’s interior components with canned air – since it is probably filled with dust and is crying out for a good clean. Too much debris will inhibit the fans from carrying out their jobs regularly, causing them to work overtime. Almost anyone can execute this task. But of course, there’s one thing you need – the special-purpose tools for your model. If the aforementioned tactic doesn’t pan out as intended, your next best option is to seek help from a repair centre in Singapore.
2. Your MacBook is hot and quiet
If your Mac is hot and quiet, it could be possible that the cooling system has conked out entirely. This indicates a more serious problem, caused by possibilities such as dust and debris build-ups or even damaged cooling mechanisms. On favourable circumstances, a slight System Management Controller (SMC) troubleshoot or reset could be the solution. In any case, we reckon that when your fan stops working entirely, the diagnosis should be left to the experts at the repair centres. Also, be sure to act fast as operating a MacBook without adequate cooling could result in irreversible damages.
3. Your MacBook auto shuts down
A MacBook that powers off itself unexpectedly definitely isn’t normal. Among the sea of possible causes, including software errors and malfunctioning hardware, overheating could be one of them.
When your MacBook is significantly overheated, the self-defence mechanism within your MacBook is activated to prevent hardware damages. To monitor your MacBook’s temperature, you can place a widget in your menu bar through apps like smcFanControl. This allows you to keep your MacBook’s temperature in check.
Best MacBook Repair Services in Singapore
All in all, overheating is a pervasive issue faced by Mac users across the globe. After all, the non-negotiable fact is that as your MacBook gets older, problems are bound to happen.
If you face heat dissipation issues with your MacBook and wish to seek assistance from professional technicians, then Esmond Repair Centre Singapore is the best place to be. As one of Singapore’s best repair centres, we have the necessary tools, expertise and experiences to resolve any hiccups you face.
Let us provide you with a no-commitment diagnosis, so that you can get a peace of mind. As the adage goes, “knowing is better than wondering”.