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My powerbook G4 1.33ghz A1010 12inch has had a larger hard drive fitted and upgraded from Tiger to Leopard. Since then it will function normally for 5 or 10 minutes then the fans will start to race and the computer goes to sleep. I can wake it by tapping the touchpad. Very annoying as it can happen in the middle of download or at any time. What could the possible problems be? I doubt the logic board was taken out when hard drive replaced. Wrong type of hard drive?

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  • Michael Ruse Oct 02, 2010

    Solution was in power settings....seems to have solved it......

  • Michael Ruse Dec 13, 2011

    That was not the solution. The guys who had installed the new hard drive failed to notice the screws that held the heat sink onto the CPU and GPU were tensioned with a spring. They overtightened them and broke the solder seal on the nut on the mainboard which held the screws in place. Resoldered one, used a larger screw on another so the heatsink could be screwed down to make good contact and with new thermal paste on cpu and gpu. Now heat dissipation is good. Also put new rubber feet (the silicon buds you use to cushion the closing of cabinet doors?) on the bottom of the laptop to ensure air can circulate. Problem solved.

  • Michael Ruse Mar 04, 2015

    Thank you. I had dissembled in the interim....the heatsink had not been correctly attached to motherboard cpu....two of the tensioning springs were left out by repairers.

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Sounds like an overheating issue, probably not related to the new hard drive, but possible damage or debris done during installation

Posted on Mar 04, 2015

Testimonial: "thanks you were correct, it was an overheating problem, I dissembled and found the heatsink not properly attached to motherboard and cpu...two of the tension springs were missing and no thermal paste....fixed now"

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