What's this connector for? (PB 12'')

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ftored, May 31, 2013.

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    ftored

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    Sometime ago i broke the connector highlighted in red from the mb of my Powerbook 12'' 1ghz. Thing is the laptop works fine i guess. Even though i think it gets hotter than usually. Anyone know what is it?

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    Can you hear a fan running anymore? Especially during processor-intensive tasks? If not, then it's the fan. Judging by its location, and the fact the laptop still works otherwise, it would be my best guess.
     
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    ftored

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    Well there is a noise coming from the laptop but i cant understand if it is the fan or just the hdd. I have been reading about a fan control program for g4 and I will give it a shot to see if i can hear difference in the noise.
     
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    what is it?

    I'm in the process of reassembling my PB 12", it appears to be your fan cable connection.
     
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    Thanks mate. I guess i can't do anything for it so i will have to use it without a fan. Hopefully it won't get that hot for just word processing
     
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    If there were four wires (red, yellow, white, black) then that is definitely the fan connector. If you're handy with a soldering iron, replacing the connector shouldn't be too difficult, otherwise you'll need to buy a replacement fan. I don't own a 12" so I'm not sure how much heat it puts out, but I really wouldn't recommend running it without the fan. At the very least, invest in a cooling pad for the laptop to sit on. But for this price you can buy a new fan.
     
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    Thing is i broke the connector off the motherboard and not off the wire that goes to the fan. So i should be soldering it on the mb something that i don't think i can do with as I am not that handy with a soldering iron
     

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