How do I know if my MacBook Pro fan is broken?
Put your ear up to the bottom of your MacBook Pro. If you hear a gentle whirring noise, then your fan is functioning. If you hear rattling, grinding, or revving, then it is probably malfunctioning. It could also come across as a screeching or ticking noise.
How can I test the fans on my MacBook Pro?
Can you manually turn on the fans on a MacBook Pro?
By default, Apple runs your Mac’s fans automatically—with no way to configure them—and it ramps them up when your system gets too hot. The free Macs Fan Control app lets you manually control your fans. There are two reasons you’d want to do this—to allow your Mac to run faster but louder, or slower but quieter.
How do I reset my MacBook fan?
MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air
- Shut down your Mac.
- Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds, then release the button.
- Wait a few seconds and restart your Mac.
- If that doesn’t help, shut down your Mac again.
- Press the right Shift, the left Option key, and the left Control key and hold for 7 seconds.