ibook and heat

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by grapes911, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    I just purchased a used 500mhz ibook. I never used a mac on a regular basis so I don't know if this is normal or not. My ibook gets very hot left of the touch pad. I have used windows compatible notebooks before (intel and amd). They seem to get hot, but not nearly as hot as my ibook. Is everythink ok? Thanks
  2. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    The hard drive is right there (left of the trackpad) so it's pretty normal for that area to get hot. Especially if you're doing a lot of HD usage.

    I wouldn't worry about it. Just make sure that the vents on the left side are clear and not clogged up.

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