Noisy fan on Powerbook G4 (follow-up)


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Noisy fan on Powerbook G4 (follow-up)

Postby vphooff » Fri, 29 Apr 2005 16:42:48 GMT

Thank you.
I just upgraded to TIGER (didn't help) & did more tests with Activity
Monitor & Temperox,
have a look:  http://www.**--****.com/ 

Right now I'm just hoping that the PowerBook will end-up finding the
right settings by itself. But it is quite hot on the left side, and
that's probably why the left fan (only) is spinning like crazy :(
It's a Ti Powerbook 1,5GHZ, G4, 1,25GB SDRAM, 80GB HD (TOSHIBA

Is there any point in running a check disk utility or something?

Thanks for more advices.

Re: Noisy fan on Powerbook G4 (follow-up)

Postby DaveC » Sat, 30 Apr 2005 01:11:58 GMT

On Thu, 28 Apr 2005 00:42:48 -0700, stef wrote
(in article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >):

Fer God's sake take it to an Apple store and get a professional opinion on 
it. Overheating can cause the processor to fail. Could be that something 
happened to the heatsink and the heat is not getting dispersed properly from 
the processor. Not good...

Clearly something is amiss. Find out what it is and get it fixed. 

Good luck,
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Re: Noisy fan on Powerbook G4 (follow-up)

Postby DaveC » Sat, 30 Apr 2005 01:19:29 GMT

This page has one person's experience with a 15" G4 and heat. His fan doesn't 
turn on before 145F deg:

 http://www.**--****.com/ ;

It seems your temperatures aren't in the dangerous range, but yet the fan is 
turning on. 

I would say there is a hardware problem. No software will fix the problem. 

Good luck,
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