At the Genius Bar

I’m patiently waiting for a ‘genius’ to look at my lil-PB. It’s been running hot, and I mean HOT! for the past 1.5 months (at least). I thought it was the summer heat but have seen the same problem in the recent cool evenings, in the AM when the temp is far from high, and at work where the A/C has been left on full tilt for some reason.

My thoughts… The graphics processor die. Today it hit 150 degrees while I was browsing the net. That, well, that is not cool or okay.

Also, the battery capacity has dropped considerably since June 1 (most likely due to the fan running constantly trying to cool the processor dies.

Here is are some stats:

Fri Jun 10 13:59:53 EDT 2005
Battery 1
Battery: battery installed, above warning level
Charger: charger not connected, not charging
UPS: UPS not installed
System:
Voltage: 12.361V
Current: -1.229A (discharge rate giving 3 hours and 42 minutes)
Charge: 4.566Ah of 4.593Ah (99.4%)
Capacity: 4.593Ah of 4.400Ah (104.4%)
Cycles: 13

Fri Jul 8 12:00:00 EDT 2005
Battery 1
Battery: battery installed, above warning level
Charger: charger connected, not charging
UPS: UPS not installed
System:
Voltage: 12.573V
Current: 0.000A
Charge: 4.519Ah of 4.523Ah (99.9%)
Capacity: 4.523Ah of 4.400Ah (102.8%)
Cycles: 33

Fri Aug 12 12:00:01 EDT 2005
Battery 1
Battery: battery installed, above warning level
Charger: charger connected, charging
UPS: UPS not installed
System:
Voltage: 12.552V
Current: 0.734A (charging)
Charge: 4.166Ah of 4.469Ah (93.2%)
Capacity: 4.469Ah of 4.400Ah (101.6%)
Cycles: 61

Fri Sep 9 12:49:00 EDT 2005
Battery 1
Battery: battery installed, above warning level
Charger: charger not connected, not charging
UPS: UPS not installed
System:
Voltage: 11.706V
Current: -1.625A (discharge rate giving 2 hours and 03 minutes)
Charge: 3.357Ah of 4.348Ah (77.2%)
Capacity: 4.348Ah of 4.400Ah (98.8%)
Cycles: 82

Leaping in from 13 to 82 cycles/week in 3 months. Something is wrong. More soon.

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