Should I be a hair worried now?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by uberamd, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. uberamd macrumors 68030

    uberamd

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    I love my MacBook Air. I have had it for just over a year (forgot to buy extended AppleCare), and it has been alright. I have had 3 issues with it (dead screen on arrival, dead bluetooth, broken hinges) which were all repaired within warranty.

    All of that aside, I was doing some light video work a few days ago and the thing hit 219 degrees fahrenheit (104 Celsius)! The thing was actually causing severe discomfort in my hand when I went to go pick it up. Moreover, I was running Coolbook on this thing...

    Has anyone else reached 219F+ (104C+)? I am worried that this will cause hardware failure and since I am out of warranty I can't really afford $800 to replace a bum part because it died from extreme heat.

    For reference my house was 68 degrees at the time.
     
  2. tsubikiddo macrumors regular

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    Nope, only managed to top at 75C
    129F/104C is definitely way too hot, not even the nVidia GTX480 works at that temperature
    Have you tried re-applying the thermal paste? Also, considering using SpeedFan and set a higher minimum fan speed.
     
  3. uberamd thread starter macrumors 68030

    uberamd

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    I have speedfan on there, it was cooking along at 6000rpm the entire time.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Not sure about Air but someones MBP reached 106 Celsius http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=911074

    As far as I know, 68F is still within the operating temp thus Apple should repair it under warranty in case of issue. It's their problem if the cooling system is poorly designed
     
  5. Spacekatgal macrumors regular

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    3 in-warranty repairs = New Laptop, as I understand it. I'm just saying, if you took it in for another repair, you might get an MBA without such constant problems.
     
  6. wildjohn999 macrumors member

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    I'm amazed the OP got 104C, I was watching HD trailers on Youtube and got to 98C and the MBA would freeze and stutter back to life every two minutes or so that I gave up and went over to Apple's trailer site.
     
  7. tsubikiddo macrumors regular

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    AFAIK, it needs to be 3 repairs of the same component(s) in order to be qualified for a straight-out new machine on the 4th time.
    Of course, the repair technicians or store managers could be a lot friendlier and just given the customer a new one after a couple of re-visit
     

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