Where is the Air intake vent?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Mac Composer, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Mac Composer macrumors member

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    I can hear when the fan kicks in on the 13" Air, but I don't see where the vent is that it's drawing air from. Anyone enlighten me?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I would say most of the air is drawn through the keyboard.
     
  3. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    Screen hinge is the usual place for Apple to get air from
     
  4. duggram macrumors 6502

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    Somewhere in the manual/documentation it says to always use the Air on a hard surface so that you won't interfere with cooling. When the fan comes on you can feel the air being directed down from the hinge as it comes out. I think you have a good question. Does the air go in and out at the hinge?
     
  5. nizmoz macrumors 65816

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    In through the keyboard and out through the hinge.
     
  6. fswmacguy, Jan 2, 2011
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    fswmacguy macrumors 6502

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    There is one heat pipe that connects both the GPU and CPU heatsink to the fan. The fan is pushing air out of a small section on the power adapter side of the screen hinge. The air intake spans all the way across the screen hinge.

    I made a diagram: http://i.imgur.com/punsV.png
     

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