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Old Mar 20, 2012, 10:31 AM   #1
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Question No Fan Operation

I have been using my eMac (ATI) in the middle of the night with the plastic back panel off, and the fan un plugged. If i didnt do this, my dad would take it. Are there any items that could be damaged if the fan is unplugged, i only use it for 1-2 hours like this.
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 10:37 AM   #2
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Are there any items that could be damaged if the fan is unplugged, i only use it for 1-2 hours like this.
Yes, all the parts that the fan is designed to cool.
And if you insist on playing with your computer in the middle of the night, you also might end up damaged.
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 10:53 AM   #3
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Search the forum. Some weeks ago I installed a FanMate 2 in an eMac and achieved almost silent operation with the fan working.
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 10:57 AM   #4
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OK, i feel stupid now, but i will get a silent fan. At least the eMac is quieter than my old G4
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 11:30 AM   #5
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You do not need a new fan. Just the FanMate. But its your call of course.

here is the thread about it.
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