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    Macbook Pro Overheat
    Hello Guys, I'm new here and i wanna make a question
    Sometimes when I'm running heavy applications on my Macbook Pro 15" (6,2) the aluminium case turns too hot to use on my legs, I have to use some kind of plataform to avoid 'burning' me.
    Sometimes I try to turn on the air conditioner directly to my Macbook but I know that's just 'useless'. The Macbook Pro doesn't have any air entrance or something that allows to use a cooler or something. If I buy a cooler, will it work? What's the best solution for my issue?
    Thanks!

    Victor

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    I believe it takes in air from around the keyboard, is your kb covered with a skin?
    Go the Mac!!

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    hmm.. no

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    The best solution is not to use it on your laptop. Get a lap desk if you want to use it on your lap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    The best solution is not to use it on your laptop. Get a lap desk if you want to use it on your lap.
    But that's not the purpose of purchasing a notebook :/
    If this was the solution I'd have bought an iMac..

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    Quote Originally Posted by victorlimac View Post
    But that's not the purpose of purchasing a notebook :/

    If this was the solution I'd have bought an iMac..
    In sort of a subtle way...that's why "laptop" computers quietly became named "notebook" computers!

    Notice the elimination of "lap"??

    The purpose of purchasing a "notebook" computer is portability. Try carrying an iMac back & forth to work, school, or Starbuck's!

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    Well, you wanted the best solution, so that's what I gave you.

    Also, note that you didn't buy a laptop computer, you bought a notebook computer. Today's notebook computers aren't really designed for laps. The cooling ability of the MacBook computers depend on airflow, if it's sitting on your lap, it can't properly cool itself.
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    ok guys, you won
    but .. this overheat .. does it affect the processor? can it cause damage or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by victorlimac View Post
    ok guys, you won
    but .. this overheat .. does it affect the processor? can it cause damage or something?
    If I had a dollar for every-time someone posted a concern on Mac-Forums about the temperature of their notebook/laptop computer...and I replied to them...I would have a lot of money.

    Believe it or not...you're probably the 3rd person just today I have personally responded to. Don't worry about your computers temp. It's fine...they all get hot from time to time. If it truly gets too hot...it will shut itself off!

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