pb g4 17inch heats up
i have pb G4 Aluminum 17" 1.5 ghz,
when watching movie, photoshop, illustrator, indesign it heats up. need help please.
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It's normal for your PowerBook to heat up during heavy processor loads. But if you feel it's getting to hot it may be time to open it and clean out the fan and any other dust it may have gathered. I've opened these just to fine the fans fairly clean but upon removing the logic board found the vent almost completely blocked and the thermal paste 70% dried out. Here's the guide on replacing the thermal paste: How to Apply Thermal Paste
We don't have a teardown of the 1.5 model but the one for the 1.6 should be close enough. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) Heat Sink & Fan Assembly Replacement
5 - 20 minutes
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