|Sep 30, 2006, 01:58 PM||#1|
PowerBook G4...anyway to turn the fans off?
I'm trying to record something through the internal mic (and I'm too cheap to go out and buy a proper mic) and I was wondering if there is anyway through Terminal,or an external program, to force the fans to shut off for a certain period of time? I don't want to turn them off to find they can't turn back on and suddenly the computer is 1000º...I just want to keep them off to have a minimal amount of background noise. (And, yes, I'll be running it in a moderate climate so the computer doesn't overheat).
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|Sep 30, 2006, 02:44 PM||#2|
I had this problem with my old PowerBook, what I would do is turn down the AC, and put the powerbok on my shelf right on the vent and let it cool way down, then I would quickly do my recording and I got very mimimal noise....but with my MBP, there is is no way I could do that, the fans are loud all the time no matter what.
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|Sep 30, 2006, 02:53 PM||#3|
You might want to let the PB rest for a while and when its cooled down try your recordings. Also turn off anything you are not using like airport etc..
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