MacBook Faulty Heat Sync

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  1. jockwalker69 macrumors newbie

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    I have owned a macbook for about a month now and something unusual happened last night while using it with i-chat. After about 1 minute, the computer shut off. I turned it back on and started i-chatting again. Same thing happened again. I was told by someone it is a common problem the new macbooks have been having. Something called Faulty Heat Sync. Has anyone else experienced this and if so, what was the solution? Thanks!
     
  2. MattG macrumors 68040

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    Call Apple.
     
  3. The General macrumors 601

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    Fautly heatsink. As in ... the heatsink (a physical object, not a synchronous event having to do with heat) is faulty, as in defective.

    It has a faulty heatsink, it is not transfering heat well, and it is overheating.
     
  4. jockwalker69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I called support yesterday and they are picking the computer up today to be repaired. They said this has been a problem in the macbooks and is probably the heat sync. Very disappointing for this to happen after just one month.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Any repairs at all are disappointing, but hopefully the problem will get fixed quickly.
     
  6. medea macrumors 68030

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    You'll need to get it repaired by a Apple servicer-as the new part is only orderable by them via GSX.
     
  8. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    just so if you still haven't gotten the terminology cleared up, it is NOT heat sync, it is heatsink
    there is no syncronization in thermodynamic, it just doesn't make sense.
     
  9. mquaack macrumors newbie

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    What week is your Macbook?
     
  10. jockwalker69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  11. mquaack macrumors newbie

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    Your serial number should tell you what week it was made.

    Like WPxx - xx is the week made.
     
  12. jockwalker69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just got my macbook back and Apple installed a new heatsink and a few other items. Everything seems ok now. I sent it out on Tuesday and it was back 3 days later. Very fast!! However, there were many scratches on the bottom of the computer. I take a lot of pride in keeping it nice and I am disappointed that this happened. Other than that, I am happy. Has anyone else experienced this and if so, was there any help? Thanks!
     

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