Rmbp overheated and shut down!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iHeartsteve, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2012
    Ive only had my 15" rMbP for 2 weeks now and I wasn't running any other programs except safari! And it got super hot, over heated and shut off. I tried restarting and it wouldn't even load. I had to wait an hour to let it cool off and turn it back on.

    Is this normal every once in a while?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Its certainly not normal, my rMBP never shut down due to over-heating and I've put it through its paces at times.

    I'd call apple or take it to an apple store.
  3. Lifequest macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2010
    It could be a plug-in.
    Next time that happens turn on activity monitor and take note of what is draining CPU.

    I sometimes notice flash forcing my CPU to 99%+ stressing it like that could make the thin rMBP shut down for its own hardware safety.

    If you don't notice a program error, then I would suggest you give Apple Support a call and see what they say.
  4. reery macrumors regular


    Sep 18, 2012
    That really doesn't sound healthy. Even with 100% stress on CPU and GPU it should not overheat under normal environment temperature.

    How fast were the fans working. Maybe it's a faulty thermal paste?
  5. iHeartsteve thread starter macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2012
    Thanks everyone for your responses. I'm going to call apple and set up genius appointment.

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