Is this normal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jaycrew, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. jaycrew macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2005
    Hey all,

    I recently received my refurbed Blackbook. I haven't experienced any major problems, but I have noticed that when I'm watching youtube videos or any flash videos in general, the left side of the Macbook starts to get hot and the fans kick in loudly.

    I've also experienced this a couple other times when the Mac was taking some time transferring multiple files to a USB drive.

    So I was just wondering if this is a normal aspect of the Macbook, or something I should get checked out?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Sbrocket macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2007
    Are you talking about watching a long YouTube video, or maybe a bunch of short ones right back to back for a long period of time? It could just be your Mac simply heating up from the processing activity, but it could indicate a problem if by "hot" you mean "really hot".

    Here, try this. Go to (Apple download site) and load up iStat Pro in Dashboard. Then go watch some YouTube videos until you notice this happening again. Open up Dashboard and post what the "Temps" section on the iStat Pro widget says.

  3. xpovos macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2007
    From your description it sounds like normal MacBook behavior, especially if this happens more frequently when running on A/C power. Both my and my wife's MacBooks have done this since day 1 and they're still going strong without a single problem after about a year of use.
  4. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2005
    Sounds exactly like my Core Duo Macbook. Unless your temperatures are way out of whack, I think you are ok.
  5. jaycrew thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2005
    I noticed the Macbook would heat up and the fans get louder when watching flash vids through Firefox. Tried watching through Safari and have had no heat ups since.

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