MacBook overheating

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nomadsails, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. nomadsails macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2006
    Hello everyone, been lurking for a while and got an e-mail from work (work's tech support) that I'd share with ya:

    Hello all! This is just an informative post on a repeated problem
    seen in the laptops. The MacBook laptops have been
    coming in quite often with a problem of randomly resetting. This IS
    a hardware issue. The fan update and hard drive permission settings
    have been shown not to work. I've done some research and it has to
    do with the insulator on a sensor near the heatsink melting so it
    gets hot extremely fast and shuts the computer down. It takes a few
    months usually to appear and fixes from apple so far have included
    replacing the heatsink and logic board. These are only temporary
    fixes and chances are it will come back. So, it will be a little
    while before apple figures out a more permanent fix.

    A temporary fix is hold down the power button for about 6 seconds and the power light should start to blink. At this point you can let go of the power button, a second later the computer will make a loud beep, and the computer
    should start. So, not the best fix, but it will be work for now.

    Maybe true maybe not, but I'm seeing too many reports of this problem (random reset due to overheating) to discount it enough to buy a MB at the moment. Which is sad.

    Hopefully someone can produce a firm FALSE as I think Apple makes a great product and if this is true there was no way they could tell until they already had them shipping ; ;

    Please note: I am NOT in any way, shape, form or fashion trying to hurt apple in any way, I just havent seen this possibility posted in any of the forums yet.

    BTW in about 10 days I'm ordering a 20" iMac (unless the Meroms get released) SOOO excited!
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Well, if it works it works, but I have a hard time believing that holding down the power button is a work-around for a sensor near the heat sink melting.

    On the other hand, if something melting is really the problem then Apple needs to re-think their logic board design. The processors don't get above the boiling point of water, and a general rule of thumb is to use components that can withstand 100 deg. Celsius.

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