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Macbook Overheating?

I was recording the live stream and it was on a leather sofa and the fans where blowing away (I thought nothing of it as they always do that as i never shut down my macbook until night.). Then i noticed the apple logo at the back was not illuminated then i looked at the screen that was blank so i moved my cursor then it came back on and it seemed okay but i almost burned my hand on it. So i went to the kitchen and opened the fridge and put my macbook next to it for about 4 minuets. It cooled down and booted like a charm. Now is operating really well but i am a little worried about it. At the time it was boiling i had 15 tabs open and 4 Finder windows and Spotify and Screen flow. It seems to be operating fine now. Its cool now. I am just wondering will it be okay? You think i may have almost fried something? The Macbook is a Macbook Aluminium 13'. What i do with it is unbelievable as i never turn it off and i put it through EXTREME multitasking and it never has a problem. You see the thing is i use my Macbook as my desktop replacement. :s Is it okay? Thanks

asked Sep 05 '10 at 20:14

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See if you can open it up and clean the heatsinks. Because apple likes to keep the macbooks thin (most laptops with the specs of a mac book pro are nowhere near as thin.

The mac book pro's generally run hot.

You need to clean the heatsinks at least every 3-4 months

Have not had the problem with a regular macbook but any laptop can overheat when the heatsink gets clogged with dust.

answered Sep 05 '10 at 21:05

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edited Sep 05 '10 at 21:14

Yeah i would not be surprised. I do some harcore things on it:D Thanks for putting my mind at rest. :)

(Sep 06 '10 at 05:42) Vancar6 Vancar6's gravatar image
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Asked: Sep 05 '10 at 20:14

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