First-gen Intel MBP heat problems

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Monkaaay, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Monkaaay macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2006
    Richmond, VA
    So I have the first generation Intel MacBook Pro and it's always run a little hot. Recently it has gotten so hot that it turns itself off to prevent major damage. Is this covered by Apple?
  2. ale500 macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2007
    This was covered here last year when these machines were new. try to took for MBP CD heat issues.

    Some people solved it opening the machines and re-applying the thermal paste.

    In your case, maybe be a bit off limits (If happens too often with processors not at 100%). Give your Apple branch a call explaining them the issue, sure they will let you know of any warranty extension that should exist in case you do not have Apple Care (3 years).

    You can also try to increase the speed of your fans a bit, that may help. But if the problem persists, a repair may be the only way. (Do the Fans spin, don't they ?)
  3. henhowc macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    We have a Rev. A Core Duo MBP in the office. The default fans only spin at 1000RPM. It may be worth a shot to download a fan controller and see if setting it to a default of say 2500RPM will help with the heat issues.

    Does the MBP kernel panic or do anything indicating an error or does it strictly just power off? If you have a nearby Apple Store, I would take it in and show a genius if its something that is easily reproduced.

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