Got hinges repaired, now running hot

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

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2007
    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


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    My guess is that the heat sink wasn't installed correctly, or the thermal past is not applied.

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