iBook Fan - Does it Still Exist?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by dav, May 26, 2005.

  1. dav
    macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2004
    I am starting to think that my fan no longer works... When I power on the fan revs up real high for about 1 second then shuts off, that is the last I hear of my fan.

    (When it first did this is revved up and then the sleep indictator was blinking furiously, then I had to unplug and whatever and it revved up then booted a little later..)

    My iBook is posting these temperature, which feel pretty dang hot to the touch...

    Is there a program I can get to rev the fan, just so I can tell if it is working? Could this have anything to do with the recalled battery I just received?

    The battery is quite cool, its just the left side of the computer is burning up. Sigh. Maybe it is just Tiger? It never did this in panther.

  2. Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    If you have classic installed: Fire up any Classic game (you can find a lot of them over at Macintosh Garden). Or find a flash ad intensive site and fire up 10 tabs in Safari with pages from that site whilst ripping CDs... or all of the above, that should get the fans moving... ;)
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2005
    Ha, I thought this was a sorry iBook spec thread :rolleyes:
  4. dav
    thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2004
    10 tabs of 2advanced.com
    Watching Phantom of the Opera DVD
    Watching Xvid TV Show

    Activity Monitor - 0% of the processor is idle

    Temp Mon -


    I think we have a problem...


    Specs: iBook 1.2 Ghz, 1.25 GB RAM, 12", 10.4.1, etc., etc.


    Here are my main questions:

    Is there a program that will make the fan rev? (As in a diagnostic tool or such)

    What did that blinking sleep light mean?
  5. macrumors 65816


    Mar 1, 2005
    dont worry. you dont have a problem

    my ibook gets up to 150 sometimes and a little higher

    then my fan will kick on and knock it back to around 120 or 130

    this is normal. :cool:
  6. macrumors 65816


    Mar 1, 2005
    sry for db post.

    dl temperature monitor from versiontracker and it will keep your temps up in the menu so you can see it at all times instead of whatever else you are using
  7. macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004
    That is temperature monitor, just a different window than the menu bar one.
  8. macrumors 65816


    Mar 1, 2005
    ha my apologies, i had never used any other windows than the menu bar. actually didnt know that one existed
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2004
    Have you tried using Apple Hardware test on your software restore DVDs? The hardware test on my Powerbook tests the fans also because I can hear the fans revving up and then down.
    Might try that :)

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