Is the setup of my macbook causing the back of the lid to get hot?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by amycishere, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. amycishere macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2007
    Hello, I am physically disabled and use my macbook on my floor. I have carpet. Ihave my macbook on a book and I felt the screen hinge (I think that is what its called) was hot. As well as the back of the lid. Should I get my Dad to make me some type of table where it is at angle (he is a craftsman)? I am worried that I am blocking the fans. I have the fan control software and uped the fan quite a bit and it is still getting hot.
  2. Samwise592 macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2007
    Long Island, NY
    Nope. its fine. The vents are all on the back so there is no need for ventilation under it. The MacBook is also designed to dissipate heat through the case so as not to have jet-like fans running all the time. So long as it dosent feel like it would burn you if you touch it, its running normally.
  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    there needs to be a small gap between the bottom of the computer and the surface its on. A big hardcover book would solve your problem :)
  4. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    Yeah you should try keep a small gap between it and the surface, so a book would work fine cardboard anything like that.

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