New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Mac Book Pro Overheats - 2008 Purchase


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
gregm

 
Member Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posts: 2
gregm is on a distinguished road

gregm is offline
Ok, so it has not started a fire yet, but are we supposed to be satisfied with a laptop (sorry, NOTE book ) computer that cooks your genitals?

My match-book pro was just purchased this year 2008 and usually is too hot for my lap even if bridged to open air between my legs and belt.

I also bought a 1 Terrabyte Time Machine for backup that I would not dare to place on cloth or carpet.

I don't understand what the variables are with the MBP, as it is currently NOT overheating. It is charging normally. Yet other times I find it is too hot too hold your hands to it... both on top and on the bottom.

I was going to buy one for my wife too, but not until Apple turns a little more green for power.

What causes it to go into the red-zone sometimes?

Is there a possibility that they have another batch of bad batteries?

Is there a list of Serial Numbers for batteries or for MBP's that specify the recall list?

Should I wait for a fire or component failure before I call up Apple CSR's?

-- Fried Paranoids.
Shutting it off now to pull the battery for a SN check.
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,589
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.9.4, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!

dtravis7 is offline
What are you doing when it gets this hot. What applications are running? That really does not sound right at all.

I would take it to Apple ASAP.
QUOTE Thanks
scooter

 
scooter's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 12, 2005
Location: Washington
Posts: 539
scooter has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro 2.6 GHz, 4 GB, 200 GB, 256MB Vid

scooter is offline
Take it to Apple and let them try and recreate your problem. My MBP gets hot when under heavy use, but not enough to get a fire extinguisher. (These things are made out of metal and the processor sits very close to the exterior.)

From a G4 400MHz to an Intel Mac Mini to iMac Core Duo to a Macbook Pro 2.6GHz.............gotta love Apple!
QUOTE Thanks
daveinpoway

 
Member Since: Jun 21, 2007
Posts: 83
daveinpoway is on a distinguished road

daveinpoway is offline
Just a suggestion- it would probably be better if this was posted in the "Apple Notebooks" forum.
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,494
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
NOTE: Moved to more appropriate forum.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks
Brains

 
Member Since: Apr 24, 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 19
Brains is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 2.2GHz MBP, 4GB, 320GB

Brains is offline
Mine get extremely hot as well when under heavy use, to the point it's literally uncomfortable to touch -- but I understood this is normal. I've always got iStat running in the Dashboard, and I've seen the temps get up over 180 degrees a few times
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,494
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
I'd be willing to bet that Apple is once again over-applying thermal compound to the CPU and chipset. Complaints about heat-related issues with the first generation MacBook Pro were rampant, but the new Penryn machines run significantly cooler. I'm on my second MBP, the first one was a first generation machine. I've never experienced a situation with either machine, where it was uncomfortable to use on my laptop.

If you're unhappy with it, take it to an Apple Store and ask them to check the application of the thermal compound.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks
jwnix

 
Member Since: Jun 15, 2008
Posts: 3
jwnix is on a distinguished road

jwnix is offline
I also have MBP(purchased 2/08) that was overheating....and the green light in the plug didn't always illuminate. I learned that is also symptomatic.
Geniusbar recommended I bu and bring it to them to run diagnostics. I did last Mon. passed diagnostics and they noted it "overheats"!!! sent to Apple depot, and I got it Friday. They replaced fans, and logic board.
I am again aware it is really HOT. I don't know about the dashboard temp reading Brains mentioned. will look up. I'd like to have something more specific to report than "its hot!!)
QUOTE Thanks
Brains

 
Member Since: Apr 24, 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 19
Brains is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 2.2GHz MBP, 4GB, 320GB

Brains is offline
I'm running iStat Pro, from www.islayer.com ... It's free, and gives you all kinds of great statistical info on your Mac.

My MBP (15.4", 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo) runs barely warm to the touch most of the time, like right now the CPU is at 108 degrees, GPU at 126, and the bottom is at 88 degrees Fahrenheit. But if I really tach it up, she gets HOT!
QUOTE Thanks
PapaNoHair

 
PapaNoHair's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 18, 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,180
PapaNoHair is just really nicePapaNoHair is just really nicePapaNoHair is just really nicePapaNoHair is just really nicePapaNoHair is just really nice

PapaNoHair is offline
And if you can't get it to cool off, you can always...............

101 things to do with a warm laptop
QUOTE Thanks
nbrowser

 
Member Since: Feb 03, 2008
Location: Surrey BC Canada
Posts: 445
nbrowser has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: Mac Mini 2.5 i5/16Gb/500Gb/Radeon 6630M-256MB

nbrowser is offline
I personally have no experience with how warm a Mac notebook gets, however I do own an Acer laptop that originally came with a single core 1.8Ghz Sempron processor which I've upgraded to a dual core 1.6Ghz Turion processor, and it does tend to get quite toasty where the CPU is when I'm pushing it all full tilt. Not hot enough to start a fire but definitely warm to cause concern so much so that I did temperature checks in software and with my infrared non contact thermometer (I'm a mechanic, it's a wonderful tool) so far so good..... You didn't indicate whether or not you had applications running that would bring up the CPU load or not.....this is what does it to my Acer. Load the processor up with say the distributed.net client and sure as anything, it'll get toasty but as I said, not hot enough to trigger it's thermal protection. Just some insight.

This is a multiplatform home !
QUOTE Thanks
theonegod

 
theonegod's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 02, 2006
Posts: 476
theonegod has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: 24" 2.8ghz IMAC, MB Pro

theonegod is offline
It is not cooling correctly whenon your "lap" It cools largly through the case and through contact with the desk or whatever surface it is on. when it is on your legs is is not only not fully flush with a heat transfer surface it is also not connected with a good percentage of its lower surface.

It is not designed to be used on the lap. It is designed to be on a desk or flat surface.
QUOTE Thanks
Apple Bottom

 
Apple Bottom's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 09, 2008
Location: Socal
Posts: 16
Apple Bottom is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro 17", 2.6Ghz C2D, 4GB RAM, 200GB HDD, 512M 8600m GT

Apple Bottom is offline
Mine gets hot also, enough to bake a apple pie. My control panel says 81c, thats pretty darn hot. It sits at 70c most of the time but if i watch a movie or play a game it reaches 80-82c fairly fast and makes the fan go to full force.

Apple Macbook Pro 17" , Intel 2.6Ghz Core 2 Duo 6MB Cache (Penryn), 4GB DDR2 PC5300 RAM, 200GB HDD 7200rpm SATA, 512MB nVidia 8600m GT, Mac OS-X 10.5.3 Leopard / Boot Camp Windows Vista x64
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Louder Audio | Important Battery Question »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Question about 2nd video card on Mac Pro AubreyL Apple Desktops 2 11-09-2008 08:12 AM
no Mac OS X with Mac Book Pro ? kenk OS X - Operating System 2 02-14-2008 05:16 PM
Mac Pro 2008 Buyers - I'd like to hear from you! snazz123 Switcher Hangout 21 02-04-2008 01:30 PM
Mac book pro for switcher? Armenante Apple Notebooks 7 02-24-2006 02:36 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?