Thinking of replacing my PB with iBook because...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by aquajet, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. aquajet macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2005
    Location:
    VA
    #1
    ...of the nasty heat. :mad: My 12" gets scorching hot on my lap, and is very uncomfortable on my wrists. The fan runs half the time when I'm just browsing Macrumors, or checking email or using iChat. And forget about using XPlane, the fan runs at full speed and the small area above the keyboard gets so hot I can't even touch it. I worry the freakin thing is going to catch on fire. I miss my iBook G4 933, which ran much cooler. Do you all think I should do it? Any new 14" owners out there can comment on heat issues with your new machines?
     
  2. AcousticDoc macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2005
    #2
    how come you want to replace you 12" PB with a 14"IB instead of 12" IB?
     
  3. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

    SpaceMagic

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Location:
    Cardiff, Wales
    #3
    I'm quite worried about this heat you talk about! Do you have one of the powerbooks which can have its battery replaced for free... cos your battery may be causing the overheating! Seriously 'too hot to handle" is NOT good.
     
  4. aquajet thread starter macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2005
    Location:
    VA
    #4
    I'm very farsighted, so it's much easier on the eyes. That's another reason why I miss my iBook.

    My battery serial number isn't in the range for the recall, but it still gets pretty hot, so who knows...
     
  5. RJP31484 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2005
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    #5
    This is DEFINITELY not normal. Assuming it is still under warranty/applecare you should take it to an apple store to have a genius look at it heat permenantly damages any components!
     
  6. NEENAHBOY macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2004
    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    #6
    You also may want to think about installing an app like Temperature Monitor to chart the progression of the problem.
     
  7. YS2003 macrumors 68020

    YS2003

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2004
    Location:
    Finally I have arrived.....
    #7
    I use Targus coolpad (which is powered by USB) for my 12" PB and it never gets hot. Even after running CS2 and other programs for a while, the notebook is only slightly luke warm to my touches.
     
  8. U2Rules! macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2004
    Location:
    Minnesota
    #8
    What should be the "normal" heat range on a Powerbook...mine runs from 86-140 F
     
  9. Lacero macrumors 604

    Lacero

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2005
    #9
    For general surfing, emails, etc, my PB rarely gets hot to the touch. And the fan hardly turns on. Try turning on Activity Monitor and see what is eating CPU cycles. Your situation is unusual.
     

Share This Page