Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
Several readers have reported problems using the LaptopCooler from 3dCool with their PowerBook G3s. This is a problem that Apple is working to resolve. The 15% restocking fee on returns to 3dCool will be waived for PB G3 owners who have experienced these problems.
It didn’t work in my PowerBook Lombard, nor in a Compaq. I sent it back, and 3DCool said “it works for us” so wouldn’t refund my money. They wanted to charge me a 15% restocking fee. Eventually we settled on me paying the $8 shipping and them giving me back the full price. They say that many other PowerBook users have been buying them and complaining.
My Lombard freezes at startup when the fan is in place. If I put it in while the computer is running, it works but then it won’t wake up from sleep. I wondered if anyone had used the item and had luck making it work.I’m running 8.1 still. I contacted the manufacturer but they claim no driver or extension is needed for the fan.
My PB 300mhz doesn’t like it, when I pop the PC card in, the mac thinks it’s a 6meg removable drive and wants to format it. If I cancel, it ejects…..it’s on it’s way back to 3dcool tomorrow, figured you might want to post a note to folks that it might not be the ticket for a overheating PB.