My Fan wont stop?

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Hi turned my iMac on to day and the fan is running which is something i've never heard before so worried something may be wrong.

Is there anything I can do to stop it? I've restarted it a few times and the fan cut's in straight away!!!

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Open up Activity Monitor and check if you have an application taking up the resources. Maybe something that autostarts? Wold explain why it happens after a reboot.
 
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Where do I find that ?

I'm new to this sorry!!
 
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sorry found it just not sure what i'm looking for
 
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You should find it in finder / apps / utilities / activity monitor


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Open the app up and scroll down the list looking at anything that is eating cpu cycles. It will be a bunch if its blasting your fans so should stick right out
 
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no the only thing over 1% is safari :-(
 
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Maybe that fan was supplied by Toyota.
(sorry, couldn't resist)

How old is the computer? If it's still under warranty, perhaps there's a fix that would not cost you anything.
 
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Only a month old but i've got a ton of work on so don't want to lose it :Angry:
 

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I'm not an expert here, but you may want to check the internal temperatures (widget available for that - but not at my Mac just now so I don't remember the name) to see if you have a temp problem or a fan control problem.
 
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I rang the shop who told me I had 90 days free support which they forgot to tell me when I bought it!!!

They said shut down > unplug from the wall > unplug everything connected to the back > leave for 5 mins > plug back in and then turn on.

It worked and I can now hear my self think!!!!

Cheers guys
 
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I hope it still works on day 91 also!

Glad that suggestion helped. Suffering through my humor was worth it. ;)
 

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I rang the shop who told me I had 90 days free support which they forgot to tell me when I bought it!!!

They said shut down > unplug from the wall > unplug everything connected to the back > leave for 5 mins > plug back in and then turn on.

It worked and I can now hear my self think!!!!

Cheers guys

That's 90 days free telephone support. Your warranty is good for a year unless you purchase Apple care and then it's extended an additional two years with free telephone support.

Regards.
 
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Cheers again guys

I was getting worried because I now have to earn a living with it and my 5D as my engineering work ran out three weeks ago. :-(

I have 10 forward bookings for photos just hope they keep coming in :)

Michael
 

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