Newbie with a few Q's

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SiNNeD, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. SiNNeD macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2006
    Hello everyone, I am new to Apple and I love it :D. I had a few questions to get answered if at all possible!!

    1st one is I have a brand new macbook and it seems like it heats up alot under the laptop in the corner where you hook up the power cord...are these known to heat up alot? Is it the battery or the harddrive? I downloaded a widget to watch the heat of my smartdrive sometimes it gets up to high 90's sometimes not!! I dont ever hear a fan running is it really quiet? Any help would be appreciated.

    2nd question is my wife dropped my macbook it was in the case and she dropped it about a foot and a half to two foot to a carpeted floor...are macbooks touch...should I be worried about any internal damage?

    Thank you ahead of time for your help and I am happy to be a part of the Apple Community :D
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    I don't have a MacBook so I can't answer the first question.

    As to the second one if it's still working it'll be fine. MacBooks are designed to take a few more knocks than the Pros (as the non-Pro ones are more likely to end up being used by school kids etc).
  3. SiNNeD thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2006
    Thank you for your quick reply to my I stated before I am new with Apple and I just dont know what to expect from these so thanx again :D
  4. xsedrinam macrumors 601


    Oct 21, 2004
    If you're talking heating up in the "90°s" F, that's in the norm. My fan hardly ever kicks in until ~140° F usually when running multiple apps and rendering something.

    The dropped Book might be a friendly reminder to make sure you have AppleCare. Some issues aren't covered in all cases, but by in large it's a good investment and has payed for itself with several of our Books.
  5. SiNNeD thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2006
    Yea I do have the 3 yr (I think its the 3 yr) Applecare plan...seems to be running just fine right now but I didnt know how sturdy these macbooks are and I thought I would ask! Thank you :D
  6. sunfast macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2005
    My MacBook gets pretty toasty in that corner too. I think that's where the processor sits. It's nothing to worry about.
  7. Sweener88 macrumors 6502


    Apr 27, 2006
    Don't worry man everything sounds normal! Enjoy your Mac!
  8. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    my MBP gets warm in the corner with the power adapter, too. i don't know if it gets as hot as you're saying yours does, but it is definitely warmer than other parts of the machine. i wouldn't worry about it. if it bothers you, maybe get an iCurve or something to increase air movement under the machine.

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