Released October 24, 2011 / 2.2, 2.4, or 2.5 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Processor

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Opening YouTube videos stops charging?

Hi all,

I discovered that when I open 4-5 YouTube windows, my fan is spinning like crazy and the orange led on the magsafe turns into green. I also see a different icon on the right top corner. When I close the windows and wait a little, the led turn into orange and the charging starts again.

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Don't open 4-5 YouTube windows at the same time. You are putting to much stress on your GPU, it's overheating. This machine also has know GPU issues and should probably be tested to if your particular machine has the issue and Apple will replace the logic board for free:

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@mayer I have another macbook mid 2010, i5, 4gb, and this one can run up to 4 videos without the fans spinning so fast. Is it maybe possible that my 2011 model is faulty?


I'd take it to an ASP rather than Apple and have the test run, as the ASP has a financial incentive to help you. This program is now coming to a close so they may try to give you some flack but it was a result of a class action law suit, so you would win in small claims court.


@mayer so you think my fan control isn't working as it should? Maybe because the graphic card is bigger than the other laptop is has more heat?


First things first. Have it tested.

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own" Matt 6:24


Update: I discovered that my cooling paste was very old and breaking in parts. The thermal past was put on too much. I removed all the paste and cleaned the GPU and CPU. I put on new Arctic paste. I did not spread it. I put a horizontal line on the CPU and a pea sized paste on the GPU. My machine is running now very stable. The temps are now much lower. Also the fans kicks in later than before. I tested again to open a lot of YouTube windows (8 videos) and the fans are running about 2300-3000rpm.


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