Macbook pro doesnt seem as hot without keyboard protector

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MrPeanut, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. MrPeanut macrumors regular

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    I took my keyboard protector off earlier to clean it and i've just realised after quite a while that my mcabook hasnt gotten really hot like it normally does when i use it in bed (because its usually on top of the mattress). I thought it was because it was on my bed that was the reason why it was getting so hot (80 degrees C +) but now without the keyboard protector that doesnt seem to be the case. Could the keyboard protector really be the reason why it was getting so hot?
     
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    I stop using mine because of this. I noticed it last week.
     
  4. icedd macrumors 6502

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    It might depend on which keyboard protector you have.
     
  5. MrPeanut thread starter macrumors regular

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    Its the moshi one. Its been on my bed now for around 45 minutes and its aroun 43 degrees C. My brother used to have a PS1 years ago and it used to overheat when it was used on a carpet because there was no space to get air out from underneath. I assumed that was the reason why it was getting hot if i used it in bed or on my knee so i bought a belkin netbook cooler laprest and it looks like that was a waste of money now lol
     
  6. John89 macrumors regular

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    Im pretty sure the macbook pros use the keyboard area to suck air for cooling.
     
  7. MrPeanut thread starter macrumors regular

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    Its slowly raising now to 80 degrees C now. Maybe the keyboard protector isnt the main problem, it just speeds up the process of the macbook getting really hot.
     
  8. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Bought my UMBP back in October. Same issue. Yes, it does act like an insulator. Took it off, and temps dropped to "normal" levels.
     
  9. vant macrumors 65816

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    Heat naturally rises out of the keyboard area. There is no fan to assist this.

    Also, the keyboard protector reduces the surface area available from the aluminum.
     

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