I have a problem with my MacBook Air 2017 and I need help.

I was playing Heart of Iron 4 on my Macbook Air and all of sudden, my Macbook Air restarted itself.

I restarted it and now I have this annoying fan sound running all the time and my battery percentage disappeared, I went through the setting to enable "Show battery percentage" but it keeps disappearing after enabling it.

Can I fix it myself or do I have to go in-store to fix it?

  • It's a Macbook-Air, not Macbook-pro. Sorry, I tried putting Macbook-Air but the tags automatically put Macbook-Pro. BTW I'm using a 2017 Macbook-Air. Oct 31 '20 at 22:29
  • I have edited your question and change it to MacBook Air 2017 Oct 31 '20 at 22:39
  • Is the MBA otherwise useable?
    – IconDaemon
    Nov 1 '20 at 0:30
  • nvm, I fixed my problem by googling it. no need to answer it. Nov 4 '20 at 19:35

While it might be a little late, this sounds like an overheating issue. I would advise you to try and keep it well ventilated, and if possible have it serviced, even diagnostically. For example, blow some compressed air to clear the dust.

I would also recommend someone open it up, and clean off the dust manually, as compressed air is barely sufficient to fix these issues. If you can, also try to install a a temperature monitor and fan control program. While you did manage to fix the symptom by resetting the management controller, this will come back.


I figured it out, just do an SMC reset on your MacBook Air.

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