MBP burnt my leg!

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  1. zblaxberg Guest

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    I've had this mbp for at least 3 months now and it runs so hot. Right now the fans are at 4000rpm and the enclosure bottom is 97f, the memory bank is 126f and I've only had it on for an hour or so. I can barely keep it in my lap! Is this a normal temperature? No one I know has a laptop that runs this hot whether it be a mac or pc. Is there anyone at apple I could contact? It's really ridiculous. I need this for college, how am I supposed to write my papers if I can't keep it in my lap?! I'm using smc fan control but it doesn't seem to help much. Any ideas guys (and girls)?
     
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  3. chex macrumors regular

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    this is old news, and is why apple refuses to call them 'laptops' anymore.

    put a book between your lap and the computer, it keeps the computer cooler and keeps you from burning yourself.
     
  4. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    The tempurature had to be 97 degrees C, not F. Your body is 98.6F, so how on earth was 97F going to burn you?

    I would write a letter to Apple and tell them you're being burnt. Be sure that you write in the letter that you're "suffering." That's one of those buzz words that makes companies cringe.
     
  5. zblaxberg thread starter Guest

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    well it went down but it was originally at like 126 and its in Fahrenheit...it hit like 130 when the fans were at 2000rpm and then when I put them to 4000 the temp went back down
     
  6. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Lets see the burn pics!!


    Take some, send them to Apple, and say "New MacBook Pro please! This one is too hot"
     
  7. j/k/Andy macrumors regular

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    ever use a TiBook?

    Put it on a desk, your legs will be fine.
     
  8. zblaxberg thread starter Guest

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    well its nothing major, but it hurt like hell and my leg is red. i'm going to college and need to be able to touch a freakin laptop without breaking a sweat or getting burnt


    p.s. this is my first mac
     
  9. chex macrumors regular

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    it's ridiculous to ask for a new one - it won't solve the 'problem', it's not even technically a problem and it will be the same with all of them no matter how many new ones you get.

    apple already say not to use it on your lap as do most manufacturers; even my 12" pb gets too hot to comfortably use it on my lap without a book or laptop sleeve under it.
     
  10. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Bummer....as now, you have less pressure on Apple.


    Sadly, you may have to live with it. Maybe take it into a local Apple Store, when its nice and hot, to see if its a "problem"(by Apple stance) or not.
     
  11. Surfing@Blacks macrumors regular

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    Lmao at 126F burning your leg. Get tougher skin then because 126 is not even close to being hot. My notebook is usually at 140+ and It doesn't even make my skin red.
     
  12. Legolamb macrumors 6502a

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    I can't believe that guys are still letting their MB/MBP shimmy on their laps. It will get hot, can mess up your swimmers.:eek:

    OK, mine is on my lap but I'm wearing shorts and I'm not doing much other than running Safari and writing this, AND, I got the AC running.
    Is the room hot where you are? If you have to have it on your lap, try to cool the room, use a cooling pad, limit CPU intensive activities.
     

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  13. j/k/Andy macrumors regular

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    True, and I'm upset about the noise my tibook makes, but hey it's an inch thin and sounds like a hurricane running Word :rolleyes:
     
  14. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    You think you were bad?

    I hit 208 degrees Fahrenheit on my MacBook Pro!

    Imagine a G5 in that laptop!
     
  15. zblaxberg thread starter Guest

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    thats crazy...did you report it to apple?
     
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  17. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    They don't use desks anymore in college? Even in lecture halls I remember they had those fold out desks.
     
  18. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Nah, I installed SMC fan control, apps like those really help, the temp dropped about 30-40 degrees.

    Also, don't lay the macbook pro on a bed or anything that blocks the bottom of the laptop, it gets hot as hell.
     
  19. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    It's a combination of the aluminum conducting the heat, Apple wanting a really quiet portable (not laptop), the insulation of your legs, and your processor intensive work. I tend to just put mine on my desk, or just on top of it's sleeve for portable use.
     
  20. MaddieBrad macrumors regular

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    Do a search on heatsink and thermal paste in the MBP's You will find that APPLE uses a ton of paste that actually heats things up more then actually helps. I've read of a couple of daring souls who opened up their MBP and cleaned off the thermal paste to replace it with some better thermal paste and it reduced the running temp of their machines by quite a bit.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=199840

    b
     
  21. rosh325 macrumors regular

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    power block heat

    How hot should the powerblock be getting? I find that it is beyond hot to the touch. I understand it should be somewhat hot, but this is ridiculous
     
  22. dusanv macrumors 6502

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    My TiBook barely ever got really warm. My MBP (before some modifications) could have burned me easily (90 C +). The old PPC laptops were cooler for sure.
     
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  25. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    He was testing out the PowerBook G5.
     

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