PB G4 17 thermal paste/pad replacement questions

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by catzilla, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. catzilla macrumors 6502

    catzilla

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    I have my PB G4 17 1.33 apart. I have been having lockup/kernal panics on a regular basis. The service manual calls for thermal pads and thermal paste, I have the paste, not the pads. Think this will cause any problems down the line if the paste is applied carefully?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Do not replace a thermal pad with thermal paste. If the original pads are not damaged or dried out, they can be reused.
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

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    On a 17" model, there is too great of a gap between the heatsink for paste to safely cool. It is best to pick up a pad at the local parts store than to have to do it over.
     
  4. catzilla thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The pads are gone, there was white goo of a strange consistency.
    I'll find some pads.
     
  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    That was how bad they were on my 15". I was able to use paste there but not on a 17".
     

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