Hi everyone, I have looked through the forum and decided to ask for your opinion. I have a 2010 17' MacBook Pro with 8 gb memory. I use it a lot for writing, and over the last year I've been having problems with heat in the area where my left hand rests. It starts heating up within 2 hours of use, and it's almost never extremely hot, but it is hot enough to irritate my wrist. I checked Activity monitor, and nothing's running out of the ordinary. Also my battery seems ok. I wanted to ask if this heat is normal for MacBook Pro, and is there any way to minimise it? I can no longer write on this computer as it is, but I really like this laptop, so it would be a shame to let it go and have to buy a desktop. Is this heat just a normal limitation of the hardware, or is there a way to get rid of it, via some kind of insulation or some such? My husband suggested a copper sheet underneath the machine, to conduct the heat away, but it seems a bit excessive.