[B]Working with the notebook on the bed. (heating issues)! Please help?!!?[/B]

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xnolmt, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. xnolmt macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2008
    I just bought the new MBP 08 and have been using it pretty heavily while laying in the bed. I was wondering are there any issues with heat from doing so. I notice my notebook heating up from time to time. Is this normal?
  2. RITZFit macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2007
    In my Corner
    The uneven surfaces of the bed equates to less heat the unit is able to dissipate. It's best to use it on a hard flat surface. The cooler you can keep the thing, the better
  3. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    I honestly wouldn't worry about it too much... The things are designed to fry an egg...
  4. Steve686 macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    Apple actually recommends some space under the body for adequate cooling. Now if that means the rubber knobs on a flat surface, I'm unsure. I always elevate the rear of mine about an inch or more to ensure air flow underneath.
  5. charlieg macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2006
    Get yourself an iLap or something similar. It provides a very stable surface that doesn't block the cooling vents while also allowing for proper airflow under the computer.
  6. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Strangely enough, using mine with it sitting on my bed doesn't seem to affect temperatures. I really don't know why, but it doesn't. The best explanation I can think of is that the MBP's heatsink is mostly passive (through the case, not the vent), and the fans are simply an extra little push to help get the job done when the load is high.
  7. Red-red macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2007
    Your not meant to use it in bed so it will get slightly hotter but they are designed to cope with it. If it doesn't get extremely hot it will shut down before anything is damaged so don't worry about it.

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