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Macbook Air Overheating

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    I have a 3 month old 13" mba, don't really use it for anything other than browsing, word processing and watching movies.

    The problem is it overheats enormously when its on for more than half an hour. It has actually been too hot to touch on occasion...

    Is there something wrong, or is there anything I can do to cool it down a bit?
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    Stop wasting money and get a a windows ha ha

    I should think something is wrong take it back to the apple store and have them have a look its still in warrenty so shouldent cost you
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    (Original post by AeroLB)
    I have a 3 month old 13" mba, don't really use it for anything other than browsing, word processing and watching movies.

    The problem is it overheats enormously when its on for more than half an hour. It has actually been too hot to touch on occasion...

    Is there something wrong, or is there anything I can do to cool it down a bit?
    Hi,

    Yeah, your MacBook Air will run hot if you are using it to watch YouTube videos or sites that use Flash.

    It will also get hot if you use it on your bed or fabrics, that will block the air intake (which is behind the hinge of the screen), or if where you use it is particularly dusty.

    If the problem continues, take it into the Apple Store. You can find your nearest Apple Store here. Book an appointment at the Genius Bar, and they will happily help you out. They will also be able to check out the logs of your Mac and see if it has been getting hotter than it should.

    If they do find a problem, then they will repair it free of charge - it is still under its one year warranty. They're very good about looking after customers at Apple.

    Let us know how you get on.

    Mark
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    (Original post by markisanark)
    Hi,

    Yeah, your MacBook Air will run hot if you are using it to watch YouTube videos or sites that use Flash.

    It will also get hot if you use it on your bed or fabrics, that will block the air intake (which is behind the hinge of the screen), or if where you use it is particularly dusty.

    If the problem continues, take it into the Apple Store. You can find your nearest Apple Store here. Book an appointment at the Genius Bar, and they will happily help you out. They will also be able to check out the logs of your Mac and see if it has been getting hotter than it should.

    If they do find a problem, then they will repair it free of charge - it is still under its one year warranty. They're very good about looking after customers at Apple.

    Let us know how you get on.

    Mark
    Thanks! I may do if it gets worse I think. I also have a Speck plastic cover on it, do you think that has something to do with it?
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    Take it back to Apple.
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    (Original post by AeroLB)
    Thanks! I may do if it gets worse I think. I also have a Speck plastic cover on it, do you think that has something to do with it?
    It could do, but I would have thought that a Speck case would have adequate ventilation. But hey, lets just see

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