dumbie mistake, put mbp onto bed covers and overheated

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dsprimal, May 11, 2010.

  1. dsprimal macrumors 6502a


    Mar 27, 2010
    Hey everybody, i just did something absolutely retarded. Shows I should have read the "Everything Mac" booklet from the moment I opened my box. I put my mbp (15"mbp 2.66 core i7) onto my bed which has very fluffy covers. and it pretty much hugged the bottom/ air flow in the back of the mbp like a marshmallow....soon after my mbp began roaring loud and i can hear the fan like as if it was my mbp was playing a intensive game or something....

    But anyways, i heard the fan loud and clear for a good minute or so and lifted it up a bit off the bed covers and it eventually went silent again (after 2-3 minutes of howling from the fan) back to normal.

    Anyone else do anything dumb like this? Do u think it will cause any long term damage? I feel so bad for my new baby :( :apple:
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Most probably no long term damage as the fans did their work: they cooled down the CPU and GPU, that's what fans are there for.
  3. ano0oj macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    it's happened to me a few times...i have yet to find a comfortable solution to this
  4. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    Nothing like putting it a neoprene case as it crashed going to sleep. It was in my backpack for at least an hour whirring away. Now THAT was hot. And that was over two years ago, I'm still typing on it.
  5. dsprimal thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 27, 2010
    thanks for the replies guys. i see where the fan vents are (you guys probably already know this). But to those who don't know, if you tilt your macbook while the screen is flipped open, you can see right between the hinge you can see the grill lining on where the air flow comes out (very sleek and well designed apple ;) you can barely notice it, you really have to look to see it).

    but anyways i've been planning on getting some dust off spray and airing out that air vent for any dust that may have got into it. any thoughts on that?
  6. cmaier macrumors G4

    Jul 25, 2007
    No long term damage. The processor has a thermal diode that will shut the system down before damage can occur, and there are various other thermistors in the system to do the same thing if other components overheat.
  7. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000


    Feb 23, 2010
    Yes, your MBP has suffered extreme and certainly permanent damage. Luckily I will take your now-vegetable laptop. Please send it to me immediately.
  8. dsprimal thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 27, 2010
    lmao! i see me and u have the same mbp configs ;) *high five* I LOVE BEING APART THE APPLE ELITES!
  9. cloakedpegasus macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2010
    No damage

    These things are meant to get hot. And anything as temporary as what you mentioned will be fine.
  10. stevespa macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2009
    I bought this: http://www.raindesigninc.com/ilap.html

    Keeps my laptop very cool while working on any surface, and it sits well on my lap for working while watching TV, etc. Converting it to desk mode actually makes the keyboard much easier to type on a desk/table (for me, anyway). It was quite expensive, but I have been using it everyday for 2 years, so I guess it was a wise choice.
  11. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    May 5, 2008
    Mainland Europe
  12. MrZebra macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2008
    Yes, I have that one too and I love it. So simple yet very useful.
  13. 2contagious macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2008
  14. tlauer1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2009
    Ewww, gross.
  15. rawd macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2008
    Throw a cup holder and an ashtray on there, and I'll buy one
  16. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    It's called the iPad. :D

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