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Is it normal for an old 15" MacBook Pro to be hot on its left side?

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antdude Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 2, 2013 9:41 PM

Hello!

 

Is it normal for an old 15" MacBook Pro (bought in 2008) to be burning hot on its left near the keyboard? Are there fans? I saw no vents and felt air flows. Its battery feels warm, but it is old and doesn't hold a lot of juice (powers off after a few minutes when using it only). It is running Mac OS X 10.5.8. The room temperature is almost 80F degrees.

 

Thank you in advance.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2.4 Ghz; A1260 model; 15" size.
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