Got hinges repaired, now running hot

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Maui19, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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 155ºF-180ºF 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?
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    ouimetnick

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    Beverly, Massachusetts
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    My guess is that the heat sink wasn't installed correctly, or the thermal past is not applied.
     

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