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kanabecsys
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Icon 6 posted July 14, 2005 11:45      Profile for kanabecsys   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well, this is it - my first almost-new Mac ever just arrived this morning. I am now the proud owner of a 867MHz 12" PowerBook!

So far, I'm loving it. Waaay faster than my 333 Lombard with 256MB RAM and Tiger - the new 'Book has 640MB, of course [Wink]

However, I have two concerns. One is the heat. After about a half hour of use, the fan kicked on and has stayed on for the last three or so hours. HardwareMonitor tells me that the processor has been running between 135° or so and 148°, but the fan has yet to go off. Is this normal? Will propping the 'Book up help?

The other concern involves the screen latch. I know that many people have had issues with them needing coaxing to come down or retract, but my used machine appears to be missing the little L-shaped clip and spring altogether. Is there a way that I can replace this without replacing the entire display? And if so, please tell me that the bezel is easier to get apart than the ones on 15" 'Books... assuming it's even going to be worth it to fix.


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Try a laptop desk to help with the heat. I like mine very much.

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You also might want to look in your energy saver preference options and make sure it's on automatic under processor performance or as a last ditch method use the reduced setting.
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Icon 1 posted July 14, 2005 17:12      Profile for kanabecsys   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I knocked it down to the reduced speed, and am now sitting at a more comfortable 128° with light use. Will have to investigate more as to how much of a performance hit I'm taking by doing so, and how the automatic setting works.


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Resetting the PMU also seemed to help a little (read it on MacInTouch).


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I have a 1.33 powerbook 12 inch and love it also... As for the display latch.. just looked at the service manual.. gah. don't bother. You need to replace the display bezel to fix it if the latch and spring are missing, which means disassembling the entire computer. (and good luck finding the part at that) I wish Apple would take a hint from dell here... some parts just need to be serviceable
//can remove a hard drive from a dell laptop in 30 seconds...
//took me 3 hours to get one out of an iBook G4 with a dead logic board so I could recover the data

*crawls back into lurker cave*

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