Cat+MBA= problems?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by gonnabuyamacbsh, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. gonnabuyamacbsh macrumors 6502

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    finally got my 11" mba so I'm a little paranoid with protecting it. I have a 2yr old unusually large orange tabby. when the laptop is closed and on my bed he likes to lie on top of it. even sometimes when it's open and I leave for a few minutes he runs and lies on the laptop like this
    not a pic of my cat but this is how he likes to lie on it too
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    I'm pretty sure I read on these boards before that pet hair screwed up their macbook. should I be worried? Every chance I get I try to prevent him from getting on it but every now and then he's successful. He's even kind of obsessed with it now because he knows I don't want him on it. :p

    but seriously though, should I be worried? can the cat hair go through the keyboard, into the laptop, and clog up the fan or something?
     
  2. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    It's probably because its warm and feels good. I'd keep it up high where he can't get it to it.
     
  3. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    Long as he doesn't scratch at it, i cant see it would do any harm really. He probably sees you using it alot and wants in on your attention!
     
  4. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    My Cat Experience

    My cat liked to sit on my original Rev. A MBA precisely as you show in your picture. I thought that it was from the warm keyboard.

    I made a point of keeping her away from the keyboard because I was worried about the cat hair build up (she also liked to rub her chin on the corner of the screen...also undesirable).

    I have now upgraded to the 11.6" MBA model and do not have the problem any more. The newer model does not generate as much heat but I don't give her the chance much either. Maybe the lack of a backlit keyboard keeps her away (she misses it too!). :)
     
  5. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    Have you ever seen cat air in a laptop?
     
  6. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    You may have a Mac Book Hair.
     
  7. Psilocybin macrumors 6502a

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    too funny:D
     
  9. barebackbadger8 macrumors 6502

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    is it me or have i missed summat? aint that a macbook pro?
     
  10. The Catalyst macrumors 6502

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    lmao
     
  11. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Yes, you missed the sentence immediately above the picture:
    To the OP:
    Just close the lid.

    Yes, you'll get cat fur in there, not a very good thing, but mostly from an 'ick, this is nasty to clean' perspective. Over time, cat fur could clog the fans - I'm not sure how the airflow runs through the new Air, if it draws in through the keyboard, it'll happen faster.
     
  12. barebackbadger8 macrumors 6502

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    sorry lol been an hard day for my eyes
     
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