Is a hot MBP covered by Warranty?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by erkanasu, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. erkanasu macrumors 6502

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    So i have the first generation MBP, love it, but its frickin Hot. Would that be covered by warranty?
     
  2. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Define "Hot" :my G4 Powerbook would burn my legs if its on exposed flesh, but this is considered normal operation.
     
  3. twentyone macrumors newbie

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    I don't believe it is. You can always talk to AppleCare. My buddy's got a MBP and it gets extremely roasty toasty. Even if it's just sitting there. I believe if the fans were elsewhere on the MBP that it would cool more efficiently because the way it's designed right now, it isn't designed for good cooling.
     
  4. vv-tim macrumors 6502

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    Just harass them enough and see if you can get them to fix it.

    I reapplied my thermal paste and mine runs wonderfully now.

    It *does* get extremely hot when I overclock the video card to 430/400 and run full screen 1920x1200 World of Warcraft for a long period of time.

    That got uncomfortable, but I can only imagine how it would have felt before fixing the thermal paste.
     
  5. erkanasu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah super hot on ure legs hot, even burnable to an extent. Yeah, i guess ill just go harass them when i get back to the states. Laptops are supposed to be able to be on your lap!
     
  6. desenso macrumors 6502a

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    That's why Apple state clearly that the MacBook Pro is not a "laptop", it's a "notebook".

    I agree though, mine is bloody hot too. I'm sick of sweaty palms all day at work. Wish they'd sort this out.
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

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    Apple try to worm out of that one by calling it a "notebook." However, Apple's own dictionary app implies that a notebook is a laptop.
     
  8. vv-tim macrumors 6502

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    This response is seriously overused.
     
  9. generik macrumors 601

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  10. sk1985 macrumors regular

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    No where in my ibook's manual does it say that it's a laptop. In my manual Apple uses the words portable and notebook. This is nothing new. For some reason MB and MBP users are fascinated that their computer isn't called a laptop...guess what no Apple portable has been called a laptop for some time now. Even when I bought my ibook on apple's site ibooks and PB's were labeled as portables.
     

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