Powerbook goes to sleep randomly

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Cougarcat, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
    So my powerbook has decided to go to sleep randomly. It happens whenever the fans come on. Looked in the logs and it says "Power Management received emergency overtemp signal. Going to sleep." Looking at the temperature readings via Temperature Monitor, the trackpad is experiencing HUGE temp. spikes. I think my temperature sensor is bad.

    Unfortunately I don't have Applecare. My logic board has died twice already, once last december and once in may; my video died in June. Perhaps if I complained long enough they'd be sympathetic. Anyone have suggestions?

    This is the last Apple laptop I get without Applecare.
  2. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Sorry, there's not much help I can give other than to say it'll need to be checked out by a technician. :eek:

    Good luck and hopefully they won't charge you much. :)
  3. macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2006
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Have tech check it out and next time get AppleCare!
  4. thread starter macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
    Well the situation has gone from bad to worse. Now it won't start up at all. I put it to sleep, went back to my dorm room, and it won't come back up. The sleep light is still on, despite repeated bashings of the power button. Tried removing the battery. No go. I'm going to take it to the hardware guy on my school campus and see what he says before calling Apple.

    Thank heavens I got a 250 GB Lacie drive just last week and have most of my data backed up.
  5. macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    Take it in and pay the bill since you don't have applecare...good luck.

  6. thread starter macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
    So I leave my powerbook in its weird frozen sleep state for 5 hours, come back, and it's working just fine. Moving some more stuff over to my Hard Drive, fans are blazing, and nothing's happening...I don't understand it. :confused:

    Still calling Apple, though.

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