MacBooks are incredibly powerful and popular laptops, but they’re not immune to overheating issues. Overheating can cause damage to the internal components of your MacBook, leading to permanent hardware failure.
Common Causes of MacBook Overheating:
Dust Buildup: Over time, dust and debris can accumulate inside your MacBook, blocking the airflow and leading to overheating. This is especially true for MacBook models with fans.
Heavy Usage: Running resource-intensive applications, such as video editing software or playing graphics-intensive games, can cause your MacBook to overheat. When your MacBook is working hard, it generates more heat, and if the internal cooling system can’t keep up, the laptop can overheat.
Malfunctioning Cooling System: A malfunctioning fan, a clogged heatsink, or a broken thermal paste can all lead to MacBook overheating. These issues prevent the internal cooling system from dissipating heat efficiently, leading to overheating.
Environmental Factors: Working in hot or humid environments, such as in direct sunlight, can also cause MacBook overheating.
Motherboard / LogicBoard Hardware issue: A faulty or short circuit motherboard could cause macbook overheating problem as the electric current is not running the right way as it should be.
Fixes and Solutions:
Clean the Internal Components: If dust or debris is blocking the airflow in your MacBook, you can clean it by using compressed air or a soft brush. Be sure to turn off your MacBook before cleaning it and be gentle to avoid damaging the internal components.
Monitor Your Usage: If you’re running resource-intensive applications, try to close unnecessary applications to reduce the load on your MacBook. Also, avoid running your MacBook on soft surfaces like your bed, couch, or lap as they can block the vents and cause your MacBook to overheat.
Check the Cooling System: If your MacBook’s cooling system is malfunctioning, you can replace the fan, clean the heatsink, or reapply the thermal paste. If you’re not comfortable doing this yourself, you can take your MacBook to an authorized service center.
Change Your Environment: Try to work in a cool and well-ventilated environment to prevent your MacBook from overheating. Avoid using your MacBook in direct sunlight or on surfaces that block the vents.
Use Cooling Pads: Cooling pads can help to reduce the temperature of your MacBook by providing an additional airflow. These pads can be found online and are available at electronic stores.
Send for Diagnostic Checks: If all of the above did not manage to solve your macbook overheating issue, visit Esmond Service centre for Free Diagnostic Check.
Steps for Sending your MacBook for Checks with Esmond Service Centre
WhatsApp / Email / Call : Send us a text thru WhatsApp at (65) 8828 8180 or Call our Hotline at (65)6994 2262 | (65) 6924 2266 , our customer service will be able to advise you better after getting more information on your macbook.
Fix an Appointment: Do fix an appointment online or via whatsApp before visiting our service centre to avoid the long queues we have daily and to get your macbook diagnose on time.
Walk-in: We do accept walk-ins as well, do note that we might not be able to diagnose your macbook on the same day if the queue ahead is too long.