Hot Powerbook G4 and adapter

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

  1. Cynthia macrumors newbie

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    Apr 27, 2007
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    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.

    Cynthia
     
  2. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

    deadpixels

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    Oct 30, 2006
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    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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