High heat on left side. Freezes and won't start sometimes.
white MacBook Core 2 Duo 2007 2Ghz
I dropped (yes, I hate to admit it) my macbook a few weeks ago. 2Ghz white, 2 gb ram, 500 gb HD, running Leopard.
Most of the time it will come on and function fairly normally. However, it will without warning freeze and the only thing to do is hold down the power button and leave it alone for a while.
When I return to it and try to turn it on, it will usually take several times of pushing the power button to get it to start. It will then function until, I am guessing, it gets too hot then freezes.
When I have airport on, and am doing things on the internet that is when the bottom left side of the case is the hottest. And, that is when it freezes most often. I was using Garageband the other day and it froze after about 5 minutes. Annoying.
I've taken it apart down to looking at the logic board and I've replaced the thermal grease which helped with the heat on the processor, but not the left side. I also did the SMC reset.
Any hints or helps appreciated. Really need this thing to work right! Don't have the money for a new one right now!!!
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