Macbook Pro Running Hot
Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:31 PM
I usually use a breadboard like device of my own concoction when using it on my lap, which I do often as I live an almost entirely peripatetic existence. My local Apple Genius has informed me that by using it on my lap, I have no claim under Applecare to replace the feet which have fallen off "due to overheating".
So what am I to do to protect my nice new (and expensive) replacement feet? I wonder about a cheap fan powered base, but surely that's going to chew battery life - is there any other solution that's not going to weigh a lot, and preferably not cost a lot?
Or should I just carry a card table with me on all of my journeys?
Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:32 PM
Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:48 PM
Yep, they were perfect, but would they void my warranty?
Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:29 PM
I have checked out a few ventilated stands and read a couple of reviews, and I'm not convinced that there is any difference between the ones that run fans and the ones that don't.
I have used a chopping board for this machine, but previously had made a hollow version with sheets of 4mm ply top and bottom. I would like some feedback on whether ventilated pads really work or not though.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:31 PM
Hehe, the ones I've been looking at haven't been overpriced! Try six dollars including postage! But you are right about the reviews.
Maybe I'll build my own heat sink!
Maybe I'll just wait for Apple not to answer my letter..... sigh!
Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:17 AM
I live in hope.
I learned long ago that one can't fight "city hall", but sometimes there is a voice of reason within its vast cavernous confines.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:42 AM
My local Apple Genius has informed me that by using it on my lap, I have no claim under Applecare to replace the feet which have fallen off "due to overheating".
I'm sorry, WHAT?!
Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:37 AM
I am not alone in this predicament, the web is littered with others who have obviously put up with third degree burns to their privates and melted off the feet! Apple's attitude is also well documented!
I don't usually suffer too much angst about this sort of stuff, but the new Consumer Laws do require a product to be fit for purpose, and if my "portable computer" isn't going to hold up under gentle use, then I may have one more letter to write!
Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:05 PM
Perhaps keep the bean bag in the freezer..When your not using it of course.
2012 - 2.3Ghz 15' Macbook Pro with retina display
2008 - 2.5Ghz 15" Macbook Pro (deceased)
2004 - 1.5Ghz 15" Powerbook (limping)
12" iBook (deceased)
2006 - 1.6Ghz MacMini
23" Cinema display
32 Gig iPhone4