0 Replies Latest reply: Feb 15, 2013 1:20 AM by jayfire124
jayfire124 Level 1 Level 1

Help Help Help !!!! I have a 2010 11" MBA 128Gb 4Gb RAM running Lion. About 1 month ago whilst attempting to upload a video to youtube (which was going to take about 3 hours) about half way through I came back to the room to find my display had a grey screen with no words or spinning ball on it and the base of the laptop was boiling to touch. I switched it off manually and then switched it back on immediately and it started up no problem.


I attempted to upload the video 10 minutes later but the same thing happened again and the base got very hot. I therefore left the upload and performed it on my imac with no problems.


I use the MBA very occaisionally, mostly for surfing the web, Lightroom, Photoshop and iphoto without any overheating problems at all and certainly no locked out grey screen. Anyway the same thing happened again yesterday so I immediatley trawled the internet forums for any help and others experiences.


From what I have read so far I have not really seen a remedy for this. I am using Google Chrome, something which has been mentioned however others, who have had overheating issues, have had the same issues when using Safari and Firefox so I have elimenated that cause. I am using Lion and not Mountain Lion so I have eliminated that one. I have read about resetting the SMC and PRAM however I have not tried that yet.


I guess I am really asking others who have experienced this if their is an ultimate remedy, or if it as motherboard or fan replacement issue ??


As it is out of warranty I don't want to go down the road of taking it to the local Apple Reseller to be charged stupid money for them to have a look and fob me off with something which you guys and gals may be able to help me with.


Any idead much appreciated, thanks

MacBook Air