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    Macbook on fire!!!!!!!

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    Macbook on fire!!!!!!!
    Theres smoke coming out of my macbook as we speak. I see little flames shooting out the macbook in the back were fans and vents are. What should i do ? Is this part of the macbooks normal running process. I just got this off craigs list and I really dont know wat to do.

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    Macbook on fire!!!!!!!
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    but seriously....

    I find it hard to believe your Mac is on fire. it would have shut off long before it got hot enough, unless you set it alight yourself.

    turn it off, and unplug it. not much you can do if you didnt check what you were buying before you bought it.
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    Macbook on fire!!!!!!!
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    Priceless!!!
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    Macbook on fire!!!!!!!
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    Macbook on fire!!!!!!!
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    1 post, mac on fire?

    hmmm obvious troll is obvious...

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    Macbook on fire!!!!!!!

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Yep, that's completely normal.
    This is for smokers, so they don't have to reach for a match or lighter.
    Don't think this means that you won't need an ashtray though!

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    Macbook on fire!!!!!!!
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    Macbook on fire!!!!!!!

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    First thing you need to do is stop typing and turn the thing off.

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    Macbook on fire!!!!!!!
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    Macbook on fire!!!!!!!
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