Computer Heat And Power block Heat(Plus more)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Velociwaffle, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Velociwaffle macrumors newbie

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    Hey all, just signed up to the forums. Just have a few questions that i hope someone can answer.

    1. My power block gets pretty hot. I know thats pretty normal but for a macbook pro how hot should it actually get?

    2. My computer also gets pretty hot. I have it on a lap type platform, so its not directly on my lap or bed. It gets hot underneath and above the escape key on top.

    3. I often get an error where it stops charging. The screen gets dark and bright over and over. Where it shows your battery life, it shows a message saying (Not Charging). I wasn't sure if this was due to a bad connection from the power cord to the computer(Where it snaps on). Or if it was the power block getting hot or the computer itself.

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    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. GGJstudios, Mar 26, 2011
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It can get hot enough to make it uncomfortable to touch. It's normal.

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    Your temps are perfectly normal, as searching the forum with Google will reveal:

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    Make sure your connections are secure. Reset the SMC. Make sure your battery is calibrated. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  3. Velociwaffle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any tips or know a tutorial on how to do these? And thanks very much for the swift response.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Both are listed in the Battery FAQ I posted, under CALIBRATION and CHARGING. I encourage you to read it, as it will answer most of your battery questions.
     
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  6. Velociwaffle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow completely missed that link, Thanks again all, Going to try now.
     

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