How hot does this thing get?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by gkarris, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    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.

  2. the_ref macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2005
    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)
  3. gkarris thread starter macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    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:
  4. Jestered macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2005
    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.
  5. APPLENEWBIE macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
    The high desert, USA

    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!
  6. CANEHDN macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2005
    Eagle Mountain, UT
    They probably have it run that hot so it wears out sooner. Make you buy a new one.
  7. marioman38 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2006
    Elk Grove, CA
    Hehe. Make your own company with the Varietys. An MBP and an Xbox 360 variety would work out well.
  8. TheBigS macrumors member

    May 26, 2007
    44 degrees celcius if u watch HD material for long enough. :eek:

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