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geekindisguise
Sep 9, 2009, 06:13 PM
I just bought an iBook off of ebay, and it works perfectly fine. It doesn't get very hot, but it seems warm enough to have a fan turn on. But so far, after 2 days of having it, I haven't heard a fan.
So, Does the iBook G3 (NON-CLAMSHELL) have a fan at all?

I have no idea! But I see vents here and there for what I thought would be the fan. Please tell me.

If its broken, how can I tell? Or how can I fix it.



NewMacbookPlz
Sep 9, 2009, 10:26 PM
Yup, it's there: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/iBook-G3-12-Inch-Fan/126/1

I noticed with my G4 iBook, when it got old, the fan seemed to be either all or nothing. It would run, get hot, get hotter, then the fan would come on full blast and cool it a bit.

The link I posted is for the 12" model, they have a guide to tear in to the 14" as well, should be fairly similar.

OrangeSVTguy
Sep 10, 2009, 10:32 PM
All my iBooks both G3 an G4 had a single fan. I remember my G3 fans hardly ever came on or weren't that audible.

Yours could very well be clogged so bad that the fan won't turn or it could have burnt out because of it. Take a can of compressed air to blow out any dust. Or just be glad you got a quiet iBook :).

matthewscott661
Sep 11, 2009, 02:43 AM
I noticed with my G4 iBook, when it got old, the fan seemed to be either all or nothing. It would run, get hot, get hotter, then the fan would come on full blast and cool it a bit.

Same with my iBook G3. The thing would get burning hot and then the fan would come on and roar for a while until it cooled off.