Yet Another MacBook Thread

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dylan, May 26, 2006.

  1. dylan macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2005
    Well I just picked up a 2.0 white yesterday and I think it's a bad one...

    I noticed the whine right away as well as the moo however i was able to remedy this by deleting that extension file.

    The machine idles at 65-72 degrees Celsius is that too hot? The bottom does feel really hot.

    Also the trackpad button seems off centre. It won't click on the far right side and i have to press hard to get it to register until I get to the middle. Is this normal?

    The superdrive is very loud too. And makes a lot of weird noises but this could be normal, I have never used a slot loading drive before.

    Now I bought this laptop from a local authorized reseller and it took them 9 days to get it in... I would really prefer to not have to wait again but if the heat is going to cause problems I would rather have a new one.

    So I guess I'm just wondering if all of this is normal. It's a fantastic machine otherwise.
  2. dialo macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2005
    If you can't get the button to register a click on the sides then it is not normal. However, in my experience with multiple MacBooks, there will likely be some sort of problem with the trackpad button.

    65-72 when it's sitting there doing nothing or when you are working on it? If it's when you are working on it, that's probably not bad. Whether it feels "hot" is subjective.

    Personally, I bought and returned a few before just giving up on them.
  3. dylan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2005
    Right now I'm doing absolutely nothing and its at 69... I haven't seen it go below 65.
  4. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    My wife's MacBook idles at 45-50˚C.

    Is there a plastic strip over those air outlet holes, in the middle directly under the screen?
  5. dylan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2005
    Nope :(
  6. dialo macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2005
    All of the MacBooks I had were about 59-62 C when doing nothing for a while.

    See here for other reports
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Re: Yet Another MacBook Thread

    Oh no, not another one of these ... how dare you.


    Take that ...

  8. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    having the power attached seems to increase the temp a bit. I have experience on both my MacBook and my parent's MacBook Pro.

    after a few mins of loading the CPU up with "yes > /dev/null" the temp is at 62 degrees C, It usually idles around 40

    I have no mooing, no whining, no cracks or gaps in the plastic, no cover over the air vents, just a perfect MacBook.
  9. dylan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2005
    Hmmm I just finished reinstalling so I could return it and now the temp is at 30 degrees! Maybe it's fine after all.

    I ran "yes > /dev/null/" and it shot up to 60 in about 20 seconds but now it's dropping back down and settling at 45.

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