iMac 27" duo - back panel is HOT

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dwizard23, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. dwizard23 macrumors newbie

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    I dont know if this is normal or not - figured I would ask here - but the top portion of my iMac screen is pretty damn hot. I haven't ever noticed it (owned it for 5 months or so) until i went to adjust my monitor angle and grabbed the top left corner and was a bit surprised to say the least at how hot it was.

    The heat seems to run along the entire top portion of the back panel - hottest being the left corner.
    Its not causing blisters on my hand or anything but this is still HOT

    Im no mac guru so I dont know what exactly is encased in there but its pretty warm.
     
  2. JoelMarcey macrumors 6502

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    It is normal. Aluminum really dissipates heat; the top will generally be very warm and even hot when the machine is under stress.
     
  3. MathijsDelva macrumors regular

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    That's normal. The heat has to go somewhere and the entire back panel is one giant heatsink.
     
  4. dwizard23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cool beans! I was getting a bit worried. Thanks guys
     
  5. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    It can be a bit disconcerting, but the left left does get very very hot.

    All perfectly normal though.
     

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