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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

My iBook has a fan!


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Well, I always knew it was in there, but today was the first time I've ever heard it come on. Now it has me slightly worried about internal temps., so I may look into some sort of ventilated platform/docking station (since it stays on my desk most of the time). Any suggestions?
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not sure how great it is but i have seen ads in plenty of magazines and looks like what you are looking for

http://www.griffintechnology.com/pro...rve/index.html
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My fan comes on all the time in my powerbook.. I am definitely not worried about it though and I doubt that you should be either. iBooks run quite a bit cooler than the powerbooks so I wouldnt give it a second thought..
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I have an iBook and a Powerbook. As Murlyn has noted the Powerbook runs hotter than the iBook. My Powerbook fan comes on quite a bit. Whereas my iBook, I don't hear it that often. Just make sure you don't block the vents, and you should me all right.
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I use a Tragus Chill Mat and it helps to keep it under 130F mostly when playing UT2003 or Vendetta. I have to say it helps a lot when i use it from the very begining, ifi just connect it when the iBook is already over 130F it takes time to cool down.
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Just make sure you don't block the vents, and you should be all right.
I concur.
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What kind of surface did you have your iBook on at the time? Because whenever I have my iBook on and laying on the bed, that is the only instance the fan comes on.
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yea guys .. no worries about cooling system in ibooks !
and by the way padawan i was worried like u !
so i chose to buy the tray cooler but mine runs with 2 big fans !! 3000 rpm and uses a usb to start and it gives u a free 3 usb slots !

its nice !!
maraya nice cooling tray !
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