Step 4: Now for What Seems to Be the Quickest Part of the Job ;-)

Well, let's cut to the chase shall we? If you have a smaller heat sink, you can start by attaching it onto the airport card. Be firm and hold it on for a few seconds, but be gentle. The next step is adding what is defiantly going to help cool it. Press down on it a bit more firm than last time, but again being gentle with it aswell. Make sure they are stuck on there and that's about all you have to do.
The GPU is the problem in these macs... its on the bottom of the board. Shimming the gpu,cpu and chipset would be a better solution. Shimming can be done with silver heat sink compound and aluminum sheetmetal. Your going to have to figure out the best thickness to use.
wow dude, wow
I do want an macbook.
I'm also having trouble adding notes to my pictures. How did you get it to work?
Well you have to publish the instructable right? Then go back into it, in edit mode, go to the pictures and drag the mouse across it, it just doesn't work when your're making the instructable in the first place.
i have the same problems on a mac. but usually it works for me after i save it and edit later....it's pretty screwy
haha i got a 70 gb in my gateway notebook
Most likely an 80gb drive, I really think hard drive manufacturers should have it so their hd's include an extra 2gb onto the total hard disk size to allow space for the file system.
well the 2 together is 74.43 gb
same as my desktop's 80gig, after the ntfs file format, it drops down to 74 gigs
Oh, I forgot to mention that I have this puppy sit on my desk most of the time. But in the case of taking it somewhere, you turn it off, let it cool a bit, pop the heatsinks off, close the keyboard up and walk away with it, simple as that.
you need a thermal conducter between the proccessor and the heat sinc. You will have to buy more every time you take it off.
Sink<sup>. And the type that was already on here, seems to stay on the heat sink just fine, but when you let it cool down, it pops off no problem. It's some kind of pink sticky stuff. And if you use sticky tack (I imagine it's thermal properties would be good enough). Then you shouldn't have a problem. Again, it's what you use, and how bad you're wanting to keep it cool to have the performance. Like I've said time and time again, It sits on my desk and there's a ring of dust around it. :-P</sup><br/>
Apple continuously wins awards for the engineering of their notebooks. More metal doesn't mean better. The original heatsink was more than sufficient for the processor used. I would recommend to others that they purchase a replacement OEM heatsink to replace the damaged one. Good sources for a replacement heatsink include <a rel="nofollow" href="http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-iBook-G4-14-1-42GHz-Frame-HeatSink-Cooling-Fan_W0QQitemZ290083205794QQihZ019QQcategoryZ4601QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem">eBay</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.pbparts.com/">PBParts</a> and <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.ifixit.com/cart/catalog/">iFixIt</a>.<br/><br/>Any Macbook is currently under warranty (and a very good warranty, it is!) and uses an entirely different processor. This should not be attempted on a Macbook.<br/>
Sigh, looks like I need to add a few things in here. Such as, This will NOT void your warrenty as replacing ram does not and this is only half way there. It's fine vegas and it works brilliantly. Also, my heat sink is not damaged, I'm guessing I probably shouldn't have taken the thermal pad off, but it's too late so I just have to try tightening it up. I actually think I left it a little too loose.

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