Will my Retina Macbook Pro shut down if it gets too hot?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CamoBits, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. CamoBits macrumors newbie

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    The way I have my laptop set up is that its in my desk's drawer (not an entirely closed one, its the one where a keyboard would go and it has like a gap from both the front and back side) and its connected to my 2 monitors. Occasionally, when I play video games it will get a little warm and the fans would start. Since its in a drawer with relatively small vents for air to go on, I don't think there will always be enough air flow to supply the fans and as a result they may not be able to cool down the laptop. So do you guys think it could get too hot that its harmful for the computer or will the Macbook shut down automatically if it gets too hot?

    Here is a picture of the front side of the vent (front of the desk, where I sit):
    http://imgur.com/GM8W3hr&iGTE0jC

    Here is the back side which is like an inch away from the wall:
    http://imgur.com/GM8W3hr&iGTE0jC#1
     
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  3. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    I would highly recommend against keeping the machine in a confined space especially when pushing it with games and such. Just seems like a bad idea to me.
     
  4. CamoBits thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Would you say a cooling pad will solve it though? because I really like how clean my desk is without my computer beside the monitor.
     
  5. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    It might. I would just be leery of trapping it from getting natural air. Even with a cooling pad it's still trapped in a confined space. It may not hurt it at all but I wouldn't be willing to take that chance.
     
  6. TechGod Suspended

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    No. keeping a laptop in a confined space is NEVER a good idea. You run the risk of damaging the laptop much quicker than normal.
     

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