Sleeping Powerbook (again)!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by dummptyhummpty, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I was using my powerbook and all of a sudden it went to sleep. I woke it up but it went back to sleep. I got it to wake up for a bit and then it went back to sleep and is still sleeping (it's been about 20mins). I noticed the fans were running alot and it was very hot to the touch. Is this normal for when the computer gets hot? I had it do this before and an apple tech had me clear some stuff in openfirmware. Any ideas?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    i believe that yes, the powerbooks are designed to go to sleep when the become too hot so as to prevent overheating. what is your cpu/ram usage like when this happens? if you're running a bunch of apps all at once, it's not surprising that the computer would become hot. however, if this is just happening randomly, i would imagine something is messed up in your system processes and eating a tremendous amount of cpu power.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was just browsing the web. I had been messing with google earth and the system was starting to slow down so maybe that is what it was. I let it cool down but it never work up so I pulled the battery. All seems well now. The mac sits on a wood desk but has room to breath...this is ok right?
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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    This is not normal behavior. You should contact Applecare.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK ... they had me do all this stuff last time and it didn't help until the open firmware part. I noticed the fans running again today and when I came back it was sleeping. It seems ok now.
     

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