New ATV1 160GB Runs Very Hot

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  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

    Wicked1

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    You can fry an egg on this thing, why does it run so hot.

    I bought this on sale from Best Buy 3 weeks ago, and I am thinking of returning it because it does run extremely hot and I have no way to cool it down even with a fan hitting it?

    Is this normal is anyone else having this issue?
     
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  3. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    This has been discussed ad nauseum online. The exterior gets hot, but it keeps the interior componants cooler.

    As long as it's not in a confined space, you should be OK. I have had mine for nearly 3 years and ours is still running fine, as hot as it is. ;)
     
  4. Wicked1 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Nope mine is wide open sitting on top of the dresser and there is a ceiling fan in the room when it is on. I will just monitor it but I do hear either the fan or internal disk, something is moving around.

    Thanks
     
  5. ayale99 macrumors 6502

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    This question is sooooo 2006. Try doing a little research.
     
  6. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    This is normal for ATV 1
     
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