G4 Powerbook dying...question about latest laptops

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Greenone, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Greenone macrumors 6502

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    Hello All - geez it's been a while!

    Ok so the fan is making a loud rattley sound and the laptop's always overheating (and the battery barely lasts 25 minutes when unplugged which might just be a battery issue but it certainly doesn't help things!) and I assume there's no simple and inexpensive solution. If there is (if there is a way to get the fan replaced?) please tell me how easy/affordable this would be, if you know!

    Assuming I need a new laptop: Mine is a little over 3 years old. It was the last of the powerbooks before the new ones that have the built-in camera (can't remember what they're called).

    My question is, has there been a second generation (for lack of a better word) regarding this newer laptop that came out not all that long ago? I don't like the idea of getting the first "trial run" laptop. If not, can anyone tell me how they've rated? Have they had many problems? I've been very pleased w/ my G4 up until recently.

    Thanks very much!
     
  2. Rewes macrumors member

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    Are you talking about the MacBook Pro line in general or the new unibody version? There has been quite a few MacBook Pro revisions after the PowerBook. The latest revision updated the body to a so-called unibody style.

    I have the exactly same PowerBook as you do and I just ordered a replacement for it, the new unibody MacBook Pro 2.4GHz. I'm also very pleased with my PowerBook still, except that it has started to feel a little bit slow lately. I'm hoping the MacBook Pro to give me the desired boost in speed that I now lack.
     
  3. Alex72 macrumors member

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    If you meant "has there been a revision to the glass-and-aluminum MacBooks and MacBook Pros released this past October," then, no, there hasn't been, as far as I know; they're still "Revision A."

    A.
     
  4. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    Depending on your level of experience, it can be done.

    You'll need to remove all the screws, the top casing and the keyboard.
    See http://www.ifixit.com/

    Take note of where all the different screws go, I have about 20 that I didn't put in when reassembling.

    That's assuming the fans bust, get G4FanControl and put em on max to cool things down.
     

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