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mayuka
Dec 27, 2009, 06:54 AM
Hello anyone.

Over the christmas holidays I decided to re-install my good old PowerPC Mac mini. Over this procedure by accident I attached the power cable from the Mac mini C2D (2007 model) to the PPC mini. :o Suddenly I noticed a hard humming noise coming from inside the Mac mini that didn't vanished after some shutdowns. :( I opened the Mac mini and noticed that the noise was coming from the fan. I cleaned it as good as possible but the noise ist still there. All other components are acting quite usual. But the fan is still making this newly humming noise. :eek::eek:

So I think I have damaged the fan somehow and now I'm looking for a suitable replacement. Maybe you have any idea which fan's are good and silent? Or is there another solution? :confused::confused::confused:



ljonesj
Dec 27, 2009, 08:10 AM
try ebay

mayuka
Dec 27, 2009, 08:19 AM
try ebay

On ebay there are thousands of different fans... but which type will fit into the Mac mini and which ones are silent?

ljonesj
Dec 27, 2009, 09:04 AM
i would type in g4 mac mini fan our a combo of that

ljonesj
Dec 27, 2009, 09:49 AM
i would type in g4 mac mini fan our a combo of that
dble post please delete

mayuka
Dec 27, 2009, 11:05 AM
that isn't much of a help either... :(

ljonesj
Dec 27, 2009, 12:16 PM
just try like mac mini parts u may have a fan come up in the search

gmanterry
Dec 27, 2009, 12:23 PM
I found this one for $60.00.

http://www.mac-pro.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.333/.f

Terry

mayuka
Dec 27, 2009, 01:16 PM
Wow... I found one for 30 $. Why are fans so expensive?

ljonesj
Dec 27, 2009, 01:36 PM
its the machine there in and form factor