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A simple way to prevent PowerBook fan activation
Authored by: TrumpetPower! on Nov 10, '05 09:48:28AM

...or, you could use my favorite trick. Get one of those blue ice packs, the ones with the goo inside a solid plastic <whatever-you-call-a-squashed-cube>. Put your PowerBook on top of it. Unless it's especially warm where you are, a single pack will keep the fan off all day, regardless of how you stress the CPU.

Cheers,

b&



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A simple way to prevent PowerBook fan activation
Authored by: maddys_daddy on Nov 10, '05 10:48:00AM
Better be careful with this one. If you live in a humid environment, this could cause condensation to form inside your PowerBook--and we all know how well moisture and electronics play together.

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A simple way to prevent PowerBook fan activation
Authored by: TrumpetPower! on Nov 12, '05 08:34:34AM

Hmph. Good point.

However...here in Tempe, Arizona, it's never a problem. The only time you've got humidity to go with the heat is monsoon season...and the air conditioners you need to make it through the heat also take care of the humidity--which never really gets that bad, anyway.

Cheers,

&



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Heh
Authored by: gshenaut on Nov 10, '05 11:39:21AM

I tried the blue ice trick first, before I thought of slowing down the CPU--it didn't work as well, the fan still came on. But maybe I didn't have the ice bag in the right place.

Greg Shenaut



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