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Cassie Chappell
Macbook Pro + Cinema Display + Seagate Go Flex = heat
on Sep 4, 2012 at 9:04:06 am

Hi folks,

I'm editing a project on FCP 7 with Macbook Pro using Cinema Display as the exterior monitor. The MBP sits on a Targus fan mat. The video is housed on a Seagate drive. Recently I began noticing extra heat (on the upper left) and an increased whirring sound. I unplugged the Targus to confirm that it was the MBP making the whirring noise.

Experimenting now w/ wireless keyboard & clamshell mode, leaving the laptop slightly open to aid ventilation. Still getting the heat & whirring especially during renders. I'll be getting an exterior trackpad as well to see if that helps.

Any input from folks in similar territory would be most humbly appreciated. thanks :)


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Bill Celnick
Re: Macbook Pro + Cinema Display + Seagate Go Flex = heat
on Sep 4, 2012 at 10:54:30 am

Hopefully your situation is not the same, but the last time I experienced a heat build up and very active fan - on a 14 month old Seagate Barracuda, the drive failed very soon after.

Be extra diligent with your back-ups while trying to figure this out.

Good luck.


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