PowerBook G4...anyway to turn the fans off?


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jan 24, 2005
I'm trying to record something through the internal mic (and I'm too cheap to go out and buy a proper mic) and I was wondering if there is anyway through Terminal,or an external program, to force the fans to shut off for a certain period of time? I don't want to turn them off to find they can't turn back on and suddenly the computer is 1000º...I just want to keep them off to have a minimal amount of background noise. (And, yes, I'll be running it in a moderate climate so the computer doesn't overheat).



macrumors regular
Apr 1, 2006
Austin, Texas
I had this problem with my old PowerBook, what I would do is turn down the AC, and put the powerbok on my shelf right on the vent and let it cool way down, then I would quickly do my recording and I got very mimimal noise....but with my MBP, there is is no way I could do that, the fans are loud all the time no matter what.