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Software Fan Control?

1920 Views 20 Replies Latest reply: Aug 7, 2006 8:29 PM by Lyssa RSS
  • ~JB~ Calculating status...
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    Apr 23, 2006 5:20 PM (in response to aktungmak)
    As of right now (I am semi busy so it will take me a day or so) reorganizing/finding updated information/technics on saving space, but I have a few.

    A great program to show you exactly what is on your computer is WhatSize.

    If you are going to use WhatSize to delete any files/programs/applications, please be careful and make sure you know exactly what you are deleting and if there are any repercussions. WhatSize will show you files that you would not normally see; they are referred to as "invisible files". These invisible files are hidden from the users view because they would clutter the desktop and they hold vital information that if corrupted or deleted may cause problems. Please make sure you know what you are doing!

    Have you deleted files that you don't use; like for my iBook, GarageBand. I use GarageBand on my iMac because it is much easier and faster, so I deleted it on my iBook. Have you tried the "erase install method"? The reason for doing this is because Mac OS X installs all the necessary fonts, languages, drivers, etc that people all over the world my need, by default. This tends to take up some room that you might want to get rid of (make sure first what you don't need and need). You erase and install your system software (Knowledge Base Document 301270 About Install Options w/ Mac OS X 10.4), and when installing, do a custom install. This way you can install the languages, drivers, and applications you want. The same technique can be done with iLife.

    I hope that helps,

    Mac Mini 1.42Ghz, iPod (All), Airport (Graphite & Express), G4 1.33Ghz iBook, G4 iMac 1Ghz, G3 500Mhz, iBook iMac 233Mhz, eMate, Power Mac 5400 LC, PowerBook 540c, Macintosh 128K, Apple //e, Apple //, and some more...  Mac OS X (10.4.5) Moto Razr, iLife '06, SmartDisk 160Gb, Apple BT Mouse, Sight..
  • moota2000 Calculating status...
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    Jul 11, 2006 3:02 PM (in response to aktungmak)
    Hello Everybody...

    I have iBook G4, and I have noticed that the Fan Control doesn't work anymore, than it used to be, as I remeber when I first bought it, and it was humming away, and I knows it was the fan running okay.

    Then a year later, and I have noticed that my laptop is getting hot and hotter... Then I realsied, why is my fan not working? As the fan is supposed to cool the laptop down, but my laptop goes up to 70oC and it never runs its fan...

    I was wondering if someone else have the same problem as me?

    As I am sick of seeing the dashboard showing the Fan Rotation Speed are 0 as in ZERO....

    So I was wondering is my laptop's Fan is knackered?!

    Hope to hear from you all... And I hope my Baby Laptop is okay...?!

    iBook G4 and eMac G4, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • santabro Calculating status...
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    Aug 7, 2006 3:03 AM (in response to aktungmak)
    I have iBook G4 at 1.07Ghz with 726 RAM & 40Gb for 1 year allready.
    Until 1 month, everything run normally, it still does.
    From that time i haven't notist that my fan is working. The notebook is not getting to hot but sommetimes it makes a smell of something burned.
    Until 1 month it worked I could've hear it. He was starting at the temperature of 45 degrees Celsius. But from my last upgrade to 10.4.7 it want to work my notebook sometimes reach 64 degrees and the fun does not want to start.
    What could be the problem.
    iBook, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 1.07Ghz; 768MB DDR SDRAM; 40GBhArd
  • santabro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 7, 2006 3:05 AM (in response to santabro)
    To complete all the data about, i want to mention that i have temperature monitor and rezults that my rear fun it's not runing it's on the 0 rotations.
    iBook, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 1.07Ghz; 768MB DDR SDRAM; 40GBhArd
  • Lyssa Level 6 Level 6 (14,780 points)
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    Aug 7, 2006 8:29 PM (in response to santabro)
    It sounds to me like your fan is broken. It's likely you'll have to have your iBook repaired.

    I'm not aware of what repair services are available in Europe, but stop at an Apple store/give Apple a call to find out how much the repair would cost.

    iBook G4 1.07 GHz; Extra 256MB RAM;3G iPod 15 GB He who has promised is faithful, Mac OS X (10.3.9), My iBook's name is Kaiya; my iPod is Nakai. Give stars to users who earn them:-)
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