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Mbp 13 hot on top left corner

Husky1992

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 26, 2011
202
0
rome
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
 

whiteonline

macrumors 6502a
Aug 19, 2011
575
351
California, USA
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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Husky1992

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 26, 2011
202
0
rome
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)
i know it's bad for you but rarely sits on my legs;)
mod can close the 3d thanks:)
 
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tjgonzo

macrumors member
Mar 14, 2013
38
1
California
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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