3 Replies Latest reply: May 23, 2013 9:04 PM by skywight
skywight Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have an a1229 that is my work horse. It has always run hot and i have had to be careful with it on my lap but it is recently running nuclear hot. I've been having issues with my charger and noticed it had carbon on the leads going into the computer. On further inspection i had the same carbon/scorch marks on the dc/in. I started to have to try connecting it a bunch of times and manipulating it just so to make it charge. I cleaned the ends on both but it had little effect. I started seeing a dull green light which after some research i thought indicated the dc/in was failing so i replaced it. This didn't seen to help. Now my computer is going nuclear and looks like it has melted the inside of the chargers plugs and isn't letting the the two outer nubs that can retract push out again. I think this is the issue with getting it to charge but why is it getting so hot? I installed smcfancontrol but even jacking the fans way up it runs at about 130 degees and where the charger plugs in is too hot to touch. I'm sensing a slow death i can't afford and i've now messed up mine and my wife's chargers. Any ideas?

  • 1. Re: a1229 is so hot there is carbon on my charger
    Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (55,575 points)

    I have an a1229

    i have had to be careful with it on my lap

    MBP is not a laptop.  It's a notebook and should never be placed on your lap.

    According to the user manual it states in part:

    "Do not operate your MacBook Pro on a pillow or other soft material, as the material can block the airflow vents. Never place anything over the keyboard when operating your MacBook Pro. Never push objects into the ventilation openings."

     

    MacBook Pro: Care, Use, and Safety Information

     

    "Do not place your MacBook Pro on your lap or other body surface for extended periods of time. Prolonged body contact can cause discomfort and potentially a burn."

    I've been having issues with my charger

    Apple Portables: Troubleshooting MagSafe adapters

     

     

    If you are still under warranty and/or have AC, call them.  Let Apple deal w/your problems.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 2. Re: a1229 is so hot there is carbon on my charger
    OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (25,775 points)

    A 2007 MBP may very well have inhaled a lot of dust and schmutz.  Open it up and see if there is anything inside that needs to be cleaned out.  Taking off the keyboard is a bit tedious but not out of the realm of a reasonably handy individual.  You will need a #00 Phillips and a #6 Torx drivers.  look at this OWC video for instructions.  The 'hard part' is disconnecting the key board.

     

    ciao.

  • 3. Re: a1229 is so hot there is carbon on my charger
    skywight Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Bany Boomer: Thanks anyway.

     

    Ogelthorpe: Yeah I've been there. Since I got this I've had apple replace the top case, keyboard, bottom case and display. I've changed the hard drive, left fan assembly and dc in all at different times so I've definately been inside and I've explored about every option. I've also replaced the charger itself and used my wife's. I've replaced the battery twice. I was more looking for the random short etc. Thanks though and i appreciate the effort.