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Master Geek
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Topic # 17690 7-Dec-2007 09:14
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Does anyone here keep their Mac Mini on all the time? Does it get hot?

I have one and I left it on overnight for 2 days and it got pretty hot.. just wondering if there is a problem with it.

I have also noticed that my MacBook Pro gets VERY hot if it stays on overnight..


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  Reply # 98708 7-Dec-2007 09:54
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I have one that stays on, it has probably been on for a month now. It does get warm, not hot, but warm.

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  Reply # 98715 7-Dec-2007 10:20
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I have mine "on" all the time - which generally means if I'm not poking at it, it will end up sleeping - previously I've had no real issues of it getting warm.

Is the mac mini or the power brick getting hot?

I would assume that if you have the mac on all the time, but not actually doing then the unit itself really shouldn't be getting that warm.

Check your location as well - make sure the vents at the bottom and to the rear are not being blocked at all.


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Master Geek

  Reply # 99066 9-Dec-2007 17:04
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Check your location as well - make sure the vents at the bottom and to the rear are not being blocked at all.

Yeah, and also what surface is it being kept on? A soft/fabric surface will make the machine hot. This could be the problem.

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  Reply # 99765 13-Dec-2007 13:01
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Not a mac mini, but my imac is always on and never sleeps. Only gets warm.

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