Macbook Pro heat issue

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by crazycat, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. crazycat macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2005
    As the title says, i am working on my macbook pro, watch movies, playing dvd's and listening to music while i work. The problem is, its really hot, not just hot its really really hot. My friend teh good friend he is bought me a hard cover sleave to which fits well. I dont feel the heat when using the sleave (it opens up like the laptop with a zipper) but should i be worried? is the heat going to cause a problem with the laptop?
  2. jtalerico macrumors 6502

    Nov 23, 2005
    The whole issue with switching to Intel was that they would run a lot cooler. I would contact apple and tell them of your issue.
  3. sel1965 macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2006
    KC, MO
    This very subject has been dicussed before and it isn't any more hot than any other laptop out there. I have had Toshiba's, HP's, Compaq, Sony, and IBM and all got warm to some degree. The Macbook Pro is no exception but it also isn't any more so than the others mentioned here. My old Powerbook got just as warm so it's really no difference to me. Is this your first notbook if so you just may not be used the a little warmth on your legs. You'll get used to it.
  4. PatrickF macrumors 6502

    Feb 16, 2006
    I use a Samsung X50 at work and that does get uncomfortably hot when I use it directly on my lap.

    My old iBook used to get warm but never hot enough to stop me from using it on my lap. My new MacBook Pro does get a lot hotter than my old iBook, however, I wouldn't say it's much hotter than the Samsung. Also consider the MacBook Pro is made from aluminium, which will conduct heat much more efficiently than notebooks made from plastic.

    My solution was simple: I simply bought a large, flat, wooden chopping board and use that under my notebooks (both the MacBook Pro and the Samsung) when I use them on my lap.
  5. GITANAJAVA macrumors regular


    Feb 3, 2006
    Have ibrik, will travel.
    Hey, Hot Stuff...

    Let's not be too hasty about dismissing or ignoring problems with an overly-hot laptop, whatever the make or model. There are, after all, limits to one's stardom as hot stuff in computing :rolleyes:

    After I'd read in the iBook manual it's normal for the laptop to be somewhat warm because the case is used to dissipate heat, I too dismissed my concern and grabbed a wooden bread board to cope with the discomfort. Turned out the problem was more serious (for a clue, see ).

    In August 2004 and May 2005, Apple issued two separate recalls for various series of defective batteries. Somehow, I missed the e-mail notice from Apple regarding the iBook problem. By the time I learned of it six months later, the feverish battery had warped the seal around the screw on the bottom of my iBook (the one closing the battery cover) and other power management issues had also occurred.

    Since using the above-referenced Apple battery replacement program, my iBook is only mildly warm now, even on bare legs, and the power management problems are gone. All that remains as evidence of the super-fry battery are the colourful kiddie plasters securing the screw/seal/warped battery cover.

    This month I'm featuring DragonballZ :D

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