Is Your Mac Overheating?

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We charge $59 for the diagnostics and that will go towards any service fee. We can turn most repairs around so long as we have the parts on hand in 24-48 hours. Call us for an estimate!

Mac Fan Repair

Why is Your Mac Overheating?


If you have a Mac that is overheating it could be a result of several things:

  • Dust and debris in the fan
  • Failed fan
  • Malfunction or failed temperature sensor
  • Dried up thermal paste

Most Mac laptop fan repairs cost from $59-$179 including parts and labor.


If you have a Mac that is overheating it could be a result of several things:

  • Dust and debris in the fan
  • Failed fan
  • Malfunction or failed temperature sensor
  • Dried up thermal paste

Overheating Mac Repair

If you have recently felt your Mac overheating, you might be worried sick, it is one thing to have a Mac with a software error, but a Mac with loudly whirring fans that is hot to touch may trigger another level of concern. Many Mac users on different forums and as well as our clients, have mentioned problems with their various Mac laptops and desktop computers overheating. It is normal for Macs to generate some heat during usage, and Macs can run hotter than what most users would imagine as “normal”, this is usually quoted to be a result of the slimmer, sleeker design of Macs.




Recommended Mac Notebook Operating Temperature

 

The bottom surface and some areas between the keyboard and LCD hinge of your Mac notebook can become warm after extended periods of use. This is normal operating behavior.


Here are some suggestions for working with your notebook computer:

 

  • Make sure to have your software and all updates current, including your firmware.
  • Use your Mac on a stable surface that does not block the air circulation. Pillows and blankets can block fan entrances and other avenues of airflow on your Mac, so avoid working on those kinds of surfaces for maximum airflow.
  • You can use an elevator, usually a kind of frame to lift your Mac providing airflow under the laptop, which is key for keeping it cool. This tool hits two birds with one stone as it also provide some height to your Mac laptop, which can help with posture when you are working.

 



 

  • Runaway applications can also cause your Mac to overheat, so you should try to quit out of your apps as soon as you are done with them.
  • Apple recommends that the temperature and humidity of your Mac stay within these ranges:
    • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
    • Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201640