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ftored
May 31, 2013, 06:43 AM
Sometime ago i broke the connector highlighted in red from the mb of my Powerbook 12'' 1ghz. Thing is the laptop works fine i guess. Even though i think it gets hotter than usually. Anyone know what is it?

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zackkmac
May 31, 2013, 06:10 PM
Can you hear a fan running anymore? Especially during processor-intensive tasks? If not, then it's the fan. Judging by its location, and the fact the laptop still works otherwise, it would be my best guess.

ftored
May 31, 2013, 07:52 PM
Well there is a noise coming from the laptop but i cant understand if it is the fan or just the hdd. I have been reading about a fan control program for g4 and I will give it a shot to see if i can hear difference in the noise.

zhivago1955
May 31, 2013, 08:57 PM
I'm in the process of reassembling my PB 12", it appears to be your fan cable connection.

ftored
Jun 1, 2013, 03:03 AM
I'm in the process of reassembling my PB 12", it appears to be your fan cable connection.

Thanks mate. I guess i can't do anything for it so i will have to use it without a fan. Hopefully it won't get that hot for just word processing

MrPilot
Jun 1, 2013, 03:27 AM
Sometime ago i broke the connector highlighted in red from the mb of my Powerbook 12'' 1ghz. Thing is the laptop works fine i guess. Even though i think it gets hotter than usually. Anyone know what is it?

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Please look at this link:

http://www.ifixit.com/Device/PowerBook_G4_Aluminum_12%22_1-1.5_GHz

Wildy
Jun 1, 2013, 05:35 AM
Thanks mate. I guess i can't do anything for it so i will have to use it without a fan. Hopefully it won't get that hot for just word processing

If there were four wires (red, yellow, white, black) then that is definitely the fan connector. If you're handy with a soldering iron, replacing the connector shouldn't be too difficult, otherwise you'll need to buy a replacement fan. I don't own a 12" so I'm not sure how much heat it puts out, but I really wouldn't recommend running it without the fan. At the very least, invest in a cooling pad for the laptop to sit on. But for this price you can buy a new fan.

ftored
Jun 1, 2013, 06:08 AM
If there were four wires (red, yellow, white, black) then that is definitely the fan connector. If you're handy with a soldering iron, replacing the connector shouldn't be too difficult, otherwise you'll need to buy a replacement fan. I don't own a 12" so I'm not sure how much heat it puts out, but I really wouldn't recommend running it without the fan. At the very least, invest in a cooling pad for the laptop to sit on. But for this price you can buy a new fan.

Thing is i broke the connector off the motherboard and not off the wire that goes to the fan. So i should be soldering it on the mb something that i don't think i can do with as I am not that handy with a soldering iron