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2013 Retina MacBook Pro is overheating, problems reported

Earlier last month Apple updated their MacBook Pro with a minor spec bump and a cheaper price as well. However, you need to be aware that the 2013 Retina MacBook Pro refresh is suffering from an overheating issue.

When we say this is an overheating issue that is actually incorrect, it’s just the fan management believes that there is an overheating problem and so speeds up the fan in order to bring the temperature down, even though it is not hot. We had assumed that this was just an isolated incident, but there are several problems now being reported on the Apple Support Forum in regards to the fan.

Thankfully there is no fear that your Pro will cook itself. Having said that, there is an issue when you consider that you have to put up with a very noisy fan, which can often drown out such things as playing music or watching videos from YouTube.

We’re told that the reason for this fan issue is because Apple switched from Samsung to a Sandisk SSD, and as a result has caused a conflict. One user has said that this has resulted in his SSD giving up on him, while others say they have not been able to replicate the same problem with the fan.

It’s thought that a software update to the 2013 MacBook Pro Retina refresh will rectify this issue, but as yet Apple has refrained from commenting, which is no surprise.

For those who do not believe that this is an issue then view the video below, it certainly gets loud.

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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