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Current version by: mayer (vote details) ,

Title:

Horizontal line on bottom of MacBook Pro 2017 (Due to overheating)

Text:

Hey everyone,
 
Long story short- I share my laptop with my room mate. My room mate confessed to me that she was using the laptop on her bed, over the sheets with the power adapter plugged in. She said that the machine got really loud (I guess the fans or whatever were going off)
 
It overheated.
 
Later that day I noticed that there was a black line below the app menu on the bottom. It was weird because I would move the cursor over it and you could see the cursor. I have ran NVRAM and SMC and it hasn’t fixed the issue.
 
However, we left it shut down over night and it was ALMOST completely faded in the morning (though with use the lines would eventually come creeping somewhat back but not as bad as the first day.)
 
I don’t want to be super hasty and assume I am in for a $500 repair. I have seen similar posts on here where people had the same issue and they said that the lines eventually went away, or that after a week of not using the laptop they got lucky.
 
Has anyone gone through this? Is this something that will get worse over time?
 
Is it possible the over heating caused one of the cables to come loose inside the computer? I was thinking of opening up the laptop and reseating the display cables.
 
Does it ACTUALLY need a replacement or is this something that will go away with time/can be solved by opening up the macbook or leaving it off for a while.
 
As is the case with most people, I don’t have the money at the moment to handle what would probably be an expensive repair.
 
I would complain about how the computer is only two years old but I am pretty sure its my room mates fault for the overheating lol.
 
If any of you have any suggestions or similar experiences I would really appreciate it.
 
Thank you for your time.
 
=== Update (05/13/2019) ===
 
Hi Dan,
 
Thank you for your quick response!
 
These are the before pics:
 
(Day of the heating issue)
 
[image|1764500]
 
https://imgur.com/a/NAI2zs4
 
After
 
[image|1764501]
 
(Today)
 
https://imgur.com/a/4ZOl6q9
 
You can barely see it. Its just a bit brighter down there than the rest of the screen.
 
Though I am sure they will probably get stronger with usage. I think it was on another forum but a few people had said they left it alone for a couple of days and it got better.
 
Thanks again for your time with this.

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Function Keys 2017

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

567142

Edit by: Dan ,

Title:

Horizontal line on bottom of MacBook Pro 2017 (Due to overheating)

Text:

Hey everyone,
 
Long story short- I share my laptop with my room mate. My room mate confessed to me that she was using the laptop on her bed, over the sheets with the power adapter plugged in. She said that the machine got really loud (I guess the fans or whatever were going off)
 
It overheated.
 
Later that day I noticed that there was a black line below the app menu on the bottom. It was weird because I would move the cursor over it and you could see the cursor. I have ran NVRAM and SMC and it hasn’t fixed the issue.
 
However, we left it shut down over night and it was ALMOST completely faded in the morning (though with use the lines would eventually come creeping somewhat back but not as bad as the first day.)
 
I don’t want to be super hasty and assume I am in for a $500 repair. I have seen similar posts on here where people had the same issue and they said that the lines eventually went away, or that after a week of not using the laptop they got lucky.
 
Has anyone gone through this? Is this something that will get worse over time?
 
Is it possible the over heating caused one of the cables to come loose inside the computer? I was thinking of opening up the laptop and reseating the display cables.
 
Does it ACTUALLY need a replacement or is this something that will go away with time/can be solved by opening up the macbook or leaving it off for a while.
 
As is the case with most people, I don’t have the money at the moment to handle what would probably be an expensive repair.
 
I would complain about how the computer is only two years old but I am pretty sure its my room mates fault for the overheating lol.
 
If any of you have any suggestions or similar experiences I would really appreciate it.
 
Thank you for your time.
 
=== Update (05/13/2019) ===

Hi
Hi Dan,

Hi
Hi Dan,
 
Thank you for your quick response!
 
These are the before pics:
 
(Day of the heating issue)
 
[image|1764500]
 
https://imgur.com/a/NAI2zs4
 
After
 
[image|1764501]
 
(Today)
 
https://imgur.com/a/4ZOl6q9
 
You can barely see it. Its just a bit brighter down there than the rest of the screen.
 
Though I am sure they will probably get stronger with usage. I think it was on another forum but a few people had said they left it alone for a couple of days and it got better.
 
Thanks again for your time with this.

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Function Keys 2017

Status:

open

Edit by: bruce ,

Title:

Horizontal line on bottom of MacBook Pro 2017 (Due to overheating)

Text:

Hey everyone,
 
Long story short- I share my laptop with my room mate. My room mate confessed to me that she was using the laptop on her bed, over the sheets with the power adapter plugged in. She said that the machine got really loud (I guess the fans or whatever were going off)
 
It overheated.
 
Later that day I noticed that there was a black line below the app menu on the bottom. It was weird because I would move the cursor over it and you could see the cursor. I have ran NVRAM and SMC and it hasn’t fixed the issue.
 
However, we left it shut down over night and it was ALMOST completely faded in the morning (though with use the lines would eventually come creeping somewhat back but not as bad as the first day.)
 
I don’t want to be super hasty and assume I am in for a $500 repair. I have seen similar posts on here where people had the same issue and they said that the lines eventually went away, or that after a week of not using the laptop they got lucky.
 
Has anyone gone through this? Is this something that will get worse over time?
 
Is it possible the over heating caused one of the cables to come loose inside the computer? I was thinking of opening up the laptop and reseating the display cables.
 
Does it ACTUALLY need a replacement or is this something that will go away with time/can be solved by opening up the macbook or leaving it off for a while.
 
As is the case with most people, I don’t have the money at the moment to handle what would probably be an expensive repair.
 
I would complain about how the computer is only two years old but I am pretty sure its my room mates fault for the overheating lol.
 
If any of you have any suggestions or similar experiences I would really appreciate it.
 
Thank you for your time.
 
=== Update (05/13/2019) ===
 
Hi Dan,
 
Thank you for your quick response!
 
These are the before pics:
 
(Day of the heating issue)
 
https://imgur.com/a/NAI2zs4
 
After
 
(Today)
 
https://imgur.com/a/4ZOl6q9
 
You can barely see it. Its just a bit brighter down there than the rest of the screen.
 
Though I am sure they will probably get stronger with usage. I think it was on another forum but a few people had said they left it alone for a couple of days and it got better.
 
Thanks again for your time with this.

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Function Keys 2017

Status:

open

Original post by: bruce ,

Title:

Horizontal line on bottom of MacBook Pro 2017 (Due to overheating)

Text:

Hey everyone,

Long story short- I share my laptop with my room mate. My room mate confessed to me that she was using the laptop on her bed, over the sheets with the power adapter plugged in.  She said that the machine got really loud (I guess the fans or whatever were going off)

It overheated.

Later that day I noticed that there was a black line below the app menu on the bottom. It was weird because I would move the cursor over it and you could see the cursor. I have ran NVRAM and SMC and it hasn’t fixed the issue.

However, we left it shut down over night and it was ALMOST completely faded in the morning (though with use the lines would eventually come creeping somewhat back but not as bad as the first day.)

I don’t want to be super hasty and assume I am in for a $500 repair. I have seen similar posts on here where people had the same issue and they said that the lines eventually went away, or that after a week of not using the laptop they got lucky.

Has anyone gone through this? Is this something that will get worse over time?

Is it possible the over heating caused one of the cables to come loose inside the computer? I was thinking of opening up the laptop and reseating the display cables.

Does it ACTUALLY need a replacement or is this something that will go away with time/can be solved by opening up the macbook or leaving it off for a while.

As is the case with most people, I don’t have the money at the moment to handle what would probably be an expensive repair.

I would complain about how the computer is only two years old but I am pretty sure its my room mates fault for the overheating lol.

If any of you have any suggestions or similar experiences I would really appreciate it.

Thank you for your time.

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Function Keys 2017

Status:

open