PowerBook G4...anyway to turn the fans off?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ClarkeB, Sep 30, 2006.

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    ClarkeB

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    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).

    Thanks
     
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    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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    2nyRiggz

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    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..



    Bless
     
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    California

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    put it on top of a blue ice pack. That does work...
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Set the CPU speed to reduced, turn the brightness of the display right down.

    Works for me.
     
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    MACDRIVE

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    The PowerBook has an internal microphone? Really? [​IMG]
     
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    nickelbackmac

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    What in the...?
     
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    SpookTheHamster

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    Powerbook 12"

    The tiny dot at the top left of the keyboard.

    Once you've found it, turn on speakable items and say "Tell me a joke"
     

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