Can my macbook burn if i lay it on my duvet?

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  1. Wraz macrumors regular

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    Im not really sure how to explain it, but ive read that laptops can burn down, if you lay in your bed with having your laptop on a duvet, does this goes for macbooks too?
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    My MacBook will get itself and the bed REALLY hot if the back is smothered while it is running. But I doubt it's anywhere near fire starting temperature. :rolleyes: But don't blame me if your casa burns down. :eek:
     
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    Probably not a good idea to run any laptop on a soft surface such as a duvet or cushion which will act as an insulator and also block air flow.
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    I use mine with it on my bed all the time and no problems. It doesn't get hot either.
     
  5. Jelite macrumors 6502a

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    I leave my VAIO on the duvet all the time, it get's hand-burningly hot but refuses to overheat, i need an absolute excuse to get a macbook.:D
     
  6. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Is a lap not a soft surface? Is it not a laptop?

    No problems at all with using a laptop on a bed.
     
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    ...or a new duvet to replace the one with scorch marks :D
     
  8. Yaris macrumors regular

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    Who ever called it a laptop?
     
  9. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    I actually had to look this one up. Where I come from we call 'em blankets. :D
     
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    Over here we call blankets, blankets, and duvets, duvets :D It's a European thing...
     
  11. belvdr macrumors 601

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    Oh, that's your problem then... ;)
     
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  13. marold280 macrumors 6502

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    I use mine on my covers, like with EVERYTHING on. it gets hot. but i just lay my arm under it so some air can escape :) (plus you get a really nice warm arm)
     
  14. puffnstuff macrumors 65816

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    Where I come from we call 'em blankies :cool:

    I try and use smccontrol but that does nothing it still gets super hot. I guess it helps a little though.

    I wouldn't suggest putting it on your lap neither especially if you are not fully clothed it can leave a mark :eek:
     
  15. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    I'm not gonna ask about your experiences with that ;)
    I think it's in the Bible, somewhere...
     
  16. Jelite macrumors 6502a

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    There is a few burn marks from when i've been smoking, good job the actual duvet isnt flammable. :/

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  17. Wraz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay thanks guys, i had too like that duvet up, cause im from denmark, i was a little unsure too, but i just posted it anyways.

    But yea my macbook dosn't get hot at all, ive just heard that some people got their processor and hardrive or what so ever burned off, with laying theyre laptop on theyre duvet/blanket
     

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