Does Using A Plastic Keyboard Cover Affect Heat Dissipation?

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  1. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    I'm thinking of buying a Moshi clear (plastic) keyboard cover for my MacBook pro 15", and am wondering if it would affect the heat dissipation features of the laptop if I use it.

    My friend says that his laptop goes warmer when he uses it.

    Thanks in advance,
    Rekhyt
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yes it affects heat dissipation, but heat dissipation isn't an issue anyways.
     
  3. rekhyt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Isn't it though? MBP sometimes gets up to 70° C while playing some games.
     
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    Make that 80 or 90. It's not an issue.
     
  5. rekhyt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ... Wouldn't that kinda be damaging to the laptop? Melt the internals or cause CPU damage or something?
     
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    If that happens it's because your fan isn't working, not because the machine is doing too much work. They're designed to handle it. Component damage or degredation isn't significant if the fan is working properly.
     
  7. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    Yes. It affects the heat that would normally be dissipated by spilling your drink into your machine. Keeps crumbs out too. I've used one for years with no adverse effects. The cheapest insurance you can get for any keyboard.
     

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