Ibook Fan

annushkap

Registered
I found on your site a description of how to remove the fan from an iBook G4. However, could you possibly tell me the reasons why the fan would've stopped working in my iBook, initially? And, if it's dirty, how does one *clean* it after the removal?
What happens is that I hear it go on for a few seconds after I turn the computer on, and then it conks out for good. The computer gets hot, so is it even safe to use it while the fan is inoperative? Thank you!!!!
 

ElDiabloConCaca

U.S.D.A. Prime
The iBook's fan will turn on when it needs to -- when you first start up, it will always be on, since the fan control software hasn't been loaded yet. If the iBook deems that it doesn't need to use the fan, it will turn it off.

Are you sure what you're experiencing is a real fan failure, and not the fact that the iBook decided to safely turn off the fan?
 

annushkap

Registered
Thanks for answering! I downloaded a program telling me that whereas the right rear fan is rotating at 25 rpm, the left rear fan is not rotating at all (and so for a week now, ever since the problem started). Besides, the bottom left side of the laptop gets ridiculously hot (the interface says 135ºF)! That kind of temperature seems extreme... and it didn't use to be like that.
What I'd REALLY like to know is, since my iBook has had soooo many hardware problems (I've had to send it in many times to get serviced), is there such a thing as a computer lemon law????
 

SGilbert

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annushkap said:
I downloaded a program telling me that whereas the right rear fan is rotating at 25 rpm, the left rear fan is not rotating at all
Mind sharing what app that is and where you found it?
 
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