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Tell me about your yearly cleaning.
Do you get the can of air and blast the vents yearly?
Never thought of that?
I don't usually clean the vents in any way and I've the iBook for 2 years... I'll try that then... thanx for the help!
A slightly off the subject comment...
I recently opened up my iBook and found a few dog hairs inside but not much dust at all (I do spray the vents, ports, and optical drive slot with caned air on a regular basis. It surfprised me considering how much dust builds up insidew my regular tower, not to mention stero equipment and other electronics.
To thefjk... For keeping my iBook running cool, I use a Targus Chill pad. Internal sensors show a temp drop by as much as 8 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit when I use it compared to when I don't. It also makes keeping the thing sitting on your lap less of an endurance test.
Wrong problem, but its now FIXED!
Thanx everyone for your help... I tried cleaning the vents and everything but the error (kernel panic) still happened. Even after the computer was running at a cool enough temperature!
Did a google about this and found some more info on iBooks bought in the mid 2005. Most people who reported kernel panics fixed theirs by re-connecting their Airport Extreme cards. It seems the cards loosen up due to motion and this crashes the computer...
My iBook model is a bit different and I can't get to the Airport card without tearing my computer apart, so after DISABLING airport by luck after Mac OSX booted the kernel panic has finally disappeared! For the time being I can only browse using a cable, but i'll get it fixed.
Thanx again for your help...
Thanks for the update & good luck
You might also want to consider a cooling pad.
Those white iBooks do tend to get quite hot. A cooling pad might help ease the heat.