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Current version by: Ouroboros ,

Title:

Where is the left palm rest temp sensor?

Text:

I have a MBP 13" 2010 that suffers from a faulty and very temperamental temperature sensor. When the bottom case rests flat on a table, or any surface for that matter, it causes the sensor to register a nonsensical temp of -128C, the fans to kick into overdrive, and kernal_task to consume 180% of CPU. Simply pressing on the bottom case around the general location of the RAM also will reproduce the same effect.

According to Bresink's Temperature Monitor the sensor at fault is the "left palm rest" sensor. Where is this sensor specifically? Is it on the top / bottom of the logic board? Integrated into the top case? Any info about this sensor would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

10 months on now and am still in need of help.

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

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Edit by: Ouroboros ,

Title:

Where is the left palm rest temp sensor?

Text:

I have a MBP 13" 2010 that suffers from a faulty and very temperamental temperature sensor. When the bottom case rests flat on a table, or any surface for that matter, it causes the sensor to register a nonsensical temp of -128C, the fans to kick into overdrive, and kernal_task to consume 180% of CPU. Simply pressing on the bottom case around the general location of the RAM also will reproduce the same effect.
 
According to Bresink's Temperature Monitor the sensor at fault is the "left palm rest" sensor. Where is this sensor specifically? Is it on the top / bottom of the logic board? Integrated into the top case? Any info about this sensor would be greatly appreciated.
 
Thank you in advance.
 
10 months on now and am still in need of help.

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010

Status:

closedopen
closedopen

Edit by: iRobot ,

Title:

Where is the left palm rest temp sensor?

Text:

I have a MBP 13" 2010 that suffers from a faulty and very temperamental temperature sensor. When the bottom case rests flat on a table, or any surface for that matter, it causes the sensor to register a nonsensical temp of -128C, the fans to kick into overdrive, and kernal_task to consume 180% of CPU. Simply pressing on the bottom case around the general location of the RAM also will reproduce the same effect.

According to Bresink's Temperature Monitor the sensor at fault is the "left palm rest" sensor. Where is this sensor specifically? Is it on the top / bottom of the logic board? Integrated into the top case? Any info about this sensor would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010

Status:

openclosed
openclosed

Original post by: Ouroboros ,

Title:

Where is the left palm rest temp sensor?

Text:

I have a MBP 13" 2010 that suffers from a faulty and very temperamental temperature sensor. When the bottom case rests flat on a table, or any surface for that matter, it causes the sensor to register a nonsensical temp of -128C, the fans to kick into overdrive, and kernal_task to consume 180% of CPU. Simply pressing on the bottom case around the general location of the RAM also will reproduce the same effect.

According to Bresink's Temperature Monitor the sensor at fault is the "left palm rest" sensor. Where is this sensor specifically? Is it on the top / bottom of the logic board? Integrated into the top case? Any info about this sensor would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010

Status:

open