View Full Version : Got hinges repaired, now running hot

Dec 13, 2009, 05:57 AM
I just got my MBA back from Apple after having the hinges repaired. Everything went as expected: fast turn around, pleasant people and an excellent repair.

Well almost excellent. Since the repair, the thing has been running hot. The cpu temp is always in the 155F-180F range, and the fan is always at 6,200 RPM. I made a followup call to Apple and they had me zap the PRAM, which helped for about 15 minutes.

This is a Rev A machine, and it does tend to run warm, but NOTHING like this. Anyone have a similar experience, or any ideas why this has happened?

Dec 13, 2009, 09:09 AM
My guess is that the heat sink wasn't installed correctly, or the thermal past is not applied.