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April 2nd, 2007 (01:14 am)

Is it bad I have my PowerBook G4 sitting on an ice pack???
I Think the fan broke.


Posted by: Finch (tom_servo)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2007 06:33 am (UTC)

The less water that can get through the seams in the bottom of the computer...the better. That said...the Powerbook is metal, if I recall...so just keep any water away from the battery.

An ice pack is only a temporary solution, though...if you have a small fan you can spare, I'd say just sit the computer on top of it...

Posted by: Finch (tom_servo)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2007 06:35 am (UTC)

...also, and I'm just spitballing here, I seem to remember the metal case of the older Powerbooks getting REALLY hot and that still being normal.

Posted by: Coffee Shop Whore (skidspoppe)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2007 06:54 am (UTC)

Mine gets really hot.

It's a powerbook problem

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC)

Never got that hot before, in the several years I have had her.

I think all the picture stuff when you gave me a tour of your
house...got her pretty over worked.

Her poor little brain is full of so much of MY crap.


She's fine this afternoon.

Posted by: Zutroy (zutroy)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2007 07:13 am (UTC)

I wouldn't worry about it too much. The fan went out in my original one but everything kept working just fine (and is still working for my brother at his house). If you want, you could set it atop a few pairs of chopsticks just to get it off the countertop and get some airflow underneath. I'll take a look at it next time I'm in town, and if needs be do some repair work.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2007 07:36 pm (UTC)

You are brilliant, and she is FINE this afternoon.....


Posted by: Orin (rin_o)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2007 01:48 pm (UTC)

if the you hear the fan still going, it's probably fine.

i've never known ANY form of laptop that didn't get hot, with the exection of behemoth hamemade ones that were 60% fans and looked like they were taken from the set of a 70s sci-fi flick. there's just not enough space to diffuse the heat fast enough for it. it'll be fine 'tho.

and i'd just as soon keep it away from anything that attracts condensation, get some airfow going underneath get it raised up on something, if you want.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)

I just never had her get THAT hot before,
and I have had Cassandra for a while.

She's fine today.

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