Raised Bump on Space Key

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  1. bli625 macrumors 6502a

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    I've recently noticed a VERY small bump on the right side of my space key on the Unibody MBP. It's very very small.. maybe the width of a .5mm piece of lead. I just want to make sure this won't develop on any other keys.. is it a natural occurence in this type of plastic?
     
  2. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    I have to comment on your description. ".5mm piece of lead"

    Does it really matter whether or not it's lead? .5 mm is .5 mm.
     
  3. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    I don't know how wide .5mm is but by tacking "lead" onto it I remembered that some mechanical pencils take .5mm refills which let's me know how big it is.

    But maybe the key is not rising up... maybe the rest of the key is depressed...
     
  4. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    wow what ppl choose to focus on instead of answering the question.:p

    i've never heard of that happening without some heat involved. i would call or go to an apple store and see what they say.
     
  5. bli625 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    emt1, I'm sorry for insulting your superior intelligence. Apparently you can immediately make the connection of .5mm without the lead example. The lead example was used to convey a more visual image rather than the purely spatial image that .5mm would give. If you have a problem with that, don't post anything. If you're just going to insult instead of contribute, do yourself a favor and just don't post.

    Thank you SilentPanda for showing emt1 why I used the lead example.

    Actually, some heat was involved. About two weeks ago, I was on a plane with my MBP. I had closed it and put it away in my backpack expecting it to go into sleep mode. Twenty minutes later, I could feel my backpack getting warm.. and the MBP was 2 pockets away from my back. The heat was going through the Incase cover and 2 layer of nylon in the backpack. When I got on the bus, I took it out and it was smoking hot. I had to slide it out onto the seat next to me. I flipped it over and took the battery out because it was too hot to open. I've gone up to 100C with my computer before, and I am sure it was over 100C on that day.

    I wanted to take it to Apple to check it out, but I haven't had time yet. Maybe it's a problem with the temp sensors and/or power controller.
     
  6. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    that sounds like it's it. i find it odd that even if it didnt go to sleep after you closed it it shouldnt have gotten that hot. prior to that day did you ever have any problems with it not going to sleep? do you remember what you were doing before you closed it?
     
  7. bli625 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't remember any other problem except for the time on the plane. I was watching episodes of 24 with Quicktime and listening to music on iTunes. I wasn't doing anything processor intensive
     
  8. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    i guess it could have been that it didnt go to sleep and was sitting in our bag not able to ventilate. but it still seems like a lot. sounds faulty tho. i would see what apple says.
     
  9. bli625 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've always thought that the processors had a temperature limit where it would just shut off if it got way too hot.. Something must've overridden that safety.. or maybe it's just not working. I'll try calling Apple support since I didn't have a good time last time at the local store.
     
  10. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    i believe on the new Unibody's its 100c. basically boiling point haha.
     
  11. bli625 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I called Apple Support the other day and the lady who answered the call was very nice but I had to get elevated to a product specialist after I told her about the temperature problem. Now... the product specialist wouldn't even stop talking so I couldn't even tell him my story.. he sounded like he was trying to hide something and that I was completely crazy. And when I told him that I burnt some of my skin off.. he was just like "oh that's too bad".. yeah it really is too bad. Anyways, he told me to take the battery andh hold down the power button to reset all the processors and stuff. Yeah... he told me to call back if it happens again. What? Call again when I burn more of my hand off? He said the temperature sensors can be controlled by software. I know that software can read the temperature, but can they really stop them from working? What would be the point of that? They would be useless.. I'm stil convinced that there is a problem with the temperature sensors because getting hot enough to burn my skin off is a safety hazard. I think I'm going to call back.
     
  12. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    yea i would call again. it doesnt hurt. i guess just hope that you dont get the same guy.
     
  13. bli625 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I called them again today and the guy was really nice.. but I got transferred to another product specialist who basically told me the same thing. Well.. he told me to send it in and they will do a diagnostic on it blah blah. They said they'll repair it if they can "repeat" the situation again. Do I need to show them a picture of my finger with my burn scar?.... I think I'm going to try to call Customer Relations tomorrow and have a talk with them.
     

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