MacBook Air So Hot it Burns? | Cult of Mac

MacBook Air So Hot it Burns?



The MacBook Air may be light but its reputation has been weighed down by overheating problems that Apple attempted to patch up with a fix in 2008.

This scorching photo comes from Sarah, who says her 1-year-old machine branded her:

I got this burn an hour into working Monday morning, after picking up my machine from the desk to walk it to a different room. I picked it up with my right hand, set it on my left hand and in the crook of my arm as I grabbed the cord, and almost immediately dropped it because it was so hot. So probably a few seconds of contact led to a burn mark that’s still there 3 days later.

Sarah also got no solace from taking the MacBook Air back to the Apple Store in Woodfield. The machine ran 6800 RPMs with fans blazing all day, even when put to sleep. She said that staff claimed there’s nothing wrong with it, refusing to repair or replace the MacBook. Adding insult to injury, Sarah also says that managers wouldn’t take her word about the burn but requested doctor’s note.

Via 37 signals


Daily round-ups or a weekly refresher, straight from Cult of Mac to your inbox.

  • The Weekender

    The week's best Apple news, reviews and how-tos from Cult of Mac, every Saturday morning. Our readers say: "Thank you guys for always posting cool stuff" -- Vaughn Nevins. "Very informative" -- Kenly Xavier.