MACBOOK PRO Heat solutions, plz list here

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sweener88, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. Sweener88 macrumors 6502

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    For all us lazy chaps who dotn like to spend 30 min searching the foprums for scatterd solutions im goign to make this thread to list every known working solution to fix the ehat problem, to start things out:

    1.Reapply thermal paste

    if anyone has anything that doesnt requre taking apart the computer please post or link!
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Well, in some cases:

    2) Make sure you have the latest firmware.

    3) Try resetting the PMU. (Turn off MacBook, unplug wall adapter, take out battery, hold down power button for 5 seconds. Then put everything back together and start up again.)

    3) Get the thing up off your lap or other soft surface--modern notebooks are called that by the manufacturers for a reason, since they just plain tend to get hot. Using one of the many stands that gives some airspace under the computer is one options, some "use in bag" MacBook cases have feet that give some airspace underneath, or you can just use a cheapie wire shelf from KMart that lifts the 'Book up off your lap a couple inches and provides plenty of airflow. There are also thin $20-30 USB-powered fan stands that actively circulate air underneath--if you don't mind the bit of noise and use your 'Book plugged in most of the time, this is the best solution.
     
  3. chairguru22 macrumors 6502a

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    4. using one of those laptop cooling pads that you sit a laptop on top of
     
  4. spikedgav macrumors newbie

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    heat problem

    5) open the case, and solder a small variable resistor across the pins of the heat sensor. Ive not tried this yet so i dont know he resistance of the thermistor or therefore the resistor you would need, but this would make it think the laptop is hotter than it realy is and turn the fan on more often.
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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  6. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

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    sit by an air vent while the air conditioner is on.

    seriously, if you're not able to reapply the paste, use a cooling pad
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    That could help as well. :)

    In all seriousness, I use an iCurve to help keep my MacBook Pro cool. :)
     

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