Black MacBook running hot

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dvdhsu, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

    dvdhsu

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    #1
    I have a Black MacBook from 2006.
    Recently, it has started running very hot, and goes to up to 85 Degrees Celsius. I have read reports of this on MacRumors, but there are never conclusions.
    I'm wondering: If I bring this MacBook in to an Apple Retail Store's Genius Bar, what will happen?
    Will they say that nothing is wrong and that everything is within Spec?
    Or will they try fixing it?:confused:
    Thanks,
    David
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Did you look at Activity Monitor at your CPU usage?

    PROTIP: Show all procceses.
     
  3. dvdhsu thread starter macrumors 6502a

    dvdhsu

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    Let's just say that the Processor was running at 100%.
    Will Apple do anything if this is the case?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    And what was doing that?
     
  5. leekohler macrumors G5

    leekohler

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    Take it in and show them exactly what you were doing at the time. They'll be more than happy to help.
     
  6. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Show it to them, you may have something defective they are able to replace.
     
  7. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    It might be as easy as quitting a process.. Why won't you look into it and save yourself a trip to the Apple Store?
     
  8. MattyK macrumors 6502a

    MattyK

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    +1 agreed, You could always download iStat, it shows you all your computers functions, CPU, HD usage, mem(RAM) usage, temperature, internet use etc.

    Do you have other users that use your mac? If so, you could always ask them if they leave open any heavy apps.
     

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