How hot does this thing get?

gkarris

macrumors G3
Original poster
Dec 31, 2004
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"My Own Private Idaho”
Just got one!

I searched the forums but I couldn't find a specific discussion on this (sorry).

My :apple:TV gets really hot. How hot do these things get? I then put in my bedroom, but the shelf it was on and the shelfs around it got really hot too. What's up?

Also, putting it in "standby" doesn't really turn it off. I had to unplug the thing..

Do I need a new fan? Installed? I assume if the fan didn't work, it would overheat and lock up. I did run the thing for a few hours last night downstairs and it worked fine.

Thanks.
 

the_ref

macrumors newbie
Jul 26, 2005
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I'm afraid not. It just runs really hot. All the time.

Nothing wrong with the fan. I was quite surprised too when I got mine, but there doesn't seem to be any way round it at all (other than turning it off, as you say)
 

gkarris

macrumors G3
Original poster
Dec 31, 2004
8,140
802
"My Own Private Idaho”
I'm afraid not. It just runs really hot. All the time.

Nothing wrong with the fan. I was quite surprised too when I got mine, but there doesn't seem to be any way round it at all (other than turning it off, as you say)
I went on Apple support site forum and users encourged everyone to got to Apple's Product Feedback and tell them to make an update that makes it run cooler and turn the unit on/off:


http://www.apple.com/feedback/appletv.html
 

Jestered

macrumors 6502
Oct 13, 2005
426
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Austin, Texas
They call it a "hotplate" for a reason. It gets real hot. This is normal. Sleep mode actually does cool it down quite a bit, but it is still warm.

I think it would be good for some to have the option of turning it off, but I won't ever do that. I want my AppleTV to sync updates and podcasts when they come in.

It gets hot, that is normal.
 

APPLENEWBIE

macrumors 6502a
May 8, 2006
707
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The high desert, USA
Introducing:

THE NEW AppleTV DINNER by Swanson... Just place it on top of your AppleTV and let it cook those lovely drumsticks, taters and peas while you listen to your iTunes media!
 

marioman38

macrumors 6502a
Aug 8, 2006
886
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Elk Grove, CA
Introducing:

THE NEW AppleTV DINNER by Swanson... Just place it on top of your AppleTV and let it cook those lovely drumsticks, taters and peas while you listen to your iTunes media!
Hehe. Make your own company with the Varietys. An MBP and an Xbox 360 variety would work out well.