Mbp 13 hot on top left corner

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  1. Husky1992 macrumors regular

    Husky1992

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    Hi
    I have a mbp 13'' 2012, I'd like to know what component is there under the ESC key or in that area, infact it's the hottest point of my mac, I feel it everytime I put it on my lap.
    Thanks
     
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  3. Husky1992 thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Then it is the CPU.
     
  5. whiteonline macrumors 6502

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    Do you have the power plugged in (while the notebook is powered on) prior to putting it on your lap? If so, there are a few transistors in that area. They get hot in normal operation.

    And for the record, the macbook pro is not really a 'laptop'. Better to have a lap desk...(ya, I know this is not what you were asking)
     
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    i know it's bad for you but rarely sits on my legs;)
    mod can close the 3d thanks:)
     
  7. tjgonzo macrumors member

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    It's no big deal. That is where the CPU is located and close to where hot air vents out of the back.
     
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