Mac Airport Extreme Base Station - Heat

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by daryliow, May 7, 2008.

  1. daryliow macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I have just purchased and installed the a brand new Mac Airport Extreme Base Station

    It has been on for an hour now and it is pretty hot:

    1) is this normal?

    2) is it safe to leave it on 24/7?

    Thanks
     
  2. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    I purchased mine last week and it does get pretty hot, i think this is normal as it doesnt have ventilation or a fan. I havent turned mine off since i set it up. its a network router so I would assume apple made it to withstand constant usage. I would just turn it off like once a week for a little while until it cools down.
     
  3. alFR macrumors 68020

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    Mine's on all the time at the moment, no problems so far. As bigjnyc says, it's a networking component so it's designed to be on all the time.
     
  4. daryliow thread starter macrumors regular

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    But does yours feel pretty hot?
     
  5. eman macrumors 6502a

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  6. alFR macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, it's pretty warm. Not burst-into-flames warm, but pretty warm.
     
  7. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    Warm not HOT. As pointed out it is designed to be run continuously.
     
  8. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Mine is rather warm as well, but not hot. It's well-ventilated, with lots of open space around it.

    Is yours closed in at all? I remember that the set-up guide was specific about leaving room for it to breathe.
     
  9. IMcD23 macrumors regular

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    I have had mine for a while and it does indeed get hot. Once I made the mistake of covering it and when i touched it, I got burned
     
  10. windowpain macrumors 6502a

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    Mines been on continuously for about six months now, and I've had no problems. It gets very warm but It doesn't seem to affect things.

    I don't worry about it. It just sits out of the way and does it's thing..
     

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