Hot Powerbook G4 and adapter

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Cynthia, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. Cynthia macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2007
    I came home today to find that my PB was extremely hot (according to Temperature Monitor, the processor/bottomside was 138F). The power adapter was also quite hot. I had left the PB plugged into the charger on sleep, but found that it had shutdown.

    I am not sure if it is related, but I've noticed that the last couple of weeks my PB has been running slower. Sometimes I get the spinning "beachball" while waiting for a program to complete an operation or for safari to open a webpage where before there was no problem.

    Thanks for any suggestions.

  2. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2006
    you can run some maintenance apps like onyx or applejack
    you can also when you're machine is slow, start Activity Monitor (found in applications/ utilities) and see what is using your processor cycles.
    you can also check if you have a lot of startup items, they can slow a machine quite a bit if they're many.

    last, if nothing help, your best bet is to backup and re-install, nothing beats a clean installation :D

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