What componnent did I fry on my 12"?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rabidz7, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

    rabidz7

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    I was runnin' my 12" at 1.67GHz, I had the case open, it was booting. My screwdriver tapped the the part next to the battery with the gold pins that go into the lobo, every thing went black. What is that part called? I need my 12" to go speedy.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Either the G4 or the GPU. I'm going with the G4.
     
  3. Zotaccian macrumors 6502a

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    What instructions you used to overclock, found some info myself but just asking?

    I however doubt that I will actually try to OC my 12" 1.5GHz as I'm guessing you'll have to disassemble it quite a lot to reach those jumpers or whatever they are called.
     
  4. rabidz7 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's easy.

    Remove top case.
    Pop the resistors.
    Write traces with conductive paint.
     
  5. Zotaccian macrumors 6502a

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    OK, sounds simple :)
    I might have disassemble my machine anyways since it runs bit hotter than I think a G4 should, just received this machine recently and so far I haven't used this more than just checking that it seems to work, only the fan is bit too active and temps still quite high. Cleaning possible dust and replacing thermal paste probably helps.
     
  6. rabidz7, Oct 8, 2013
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    rabidz7 thread starter macrumors 65816

    rabidz7

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    The part is not on the lobo. It is a separate card in the bottom right.



    -------------------
    |..........|...........|
    |...1.....|....3.....|
    |......---|---------|
    |......| 2|......4...|
    ==========

    1:Lobo
    2:part I fried
    3:Optical Disk Drive
    4:Battery

    What part is two?
     
  7. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    How about a photograph? That would make it much easier to figure out.
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    Doesn't matter. You were stressing the G4 already. This just pushed it past its breaking point and it fried.
     
  9. rabidz7 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So you are saying that even with that part replaced it will not work?



    I've edited my post to fix the error.
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    Probably not, you've been stressing that computer far beyond what it was designed to do.
     
  11. tampasteve macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like the part is the Dc-Dc board from the description of the location. Might as well replace it while you are in there, they are pretty cheap now.
     

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