Operating temp for Powerbook g4 1Ghz

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ftored, Aug 17, 2011.

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    ftored

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    I was trying to install an optibay knock off on my pb g4 and accidentally tore off a connector from the motherboard.

    Some sites state that either that is the speaker cable or something that has to do with the bluetooth. Thing is everything works as normal and i cant track down the problem.

    I started thinking maybe it was the fan's cable but i dont really know. And so i became paranoid for the temperature on the processor. It sits around 60-65 celcius while just surfing. Is that normal? I am using an app called temperature monitor.

    what temperatures do you get on your g4s?
     
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    Badrottie

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    my powerbook g4 with 1.5ghz temp is about 120 to 125F
     
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    dontwalkhand

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    Do you still hear the fan operating? Take a look at the connectors again and see if you can pinpoint where the wires route to. Fan connectors have a two prong connection that is unfortunately very easy to break, but pretty easy to fix.
     
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    Best way to tell is using iStat That'll give you the fan speed.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    wow, you should back everything up, open it up, clean it out with an air duster and then do a clean install of the OS. Have that thing running like new!
     
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    Badrottie

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    is that a joke? I bought this last May and clean everything but did not fresh install Leopard because I do not have OSX dvd and I can't afford to buy OSX dvd so I dont use powerbook that much until i find someone who can donate osx dvd. :(
     
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    ftored

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    120F is low enough i think, so i would guess that you don't need to do anything about it.


    I came to the conclusion that the fan is not working as in stats says that fan speed is 0. I need to see how i can fix that. Thing is the connector broke off the motherboard and not off the wire. Maybe i should apply some thermal paste on the processor too.
     
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    AQUADock

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    Its normal for the fan to be at 0 when its not doing much, try something processor intensive and if the fan turns on then its fine.
     
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    Badrottie

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    thank you very much I thought accessoriesguy is giving me an heart attack!!
     

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