|Feb 11, 2008, 01:50 PM||#1|
iMac G5 HDD Upgrade - thermal shield?
Just opened up and replaced my ageing 80GB HDD with a 250GB jobbie and I noticed that whilst the new drive slotted straight in, the old one had a plastic barrier fixed to it that covered up all but the SATA & Power connection plug sockets.
I just wondered if this additional part on the original HDD was used to keep the airflow in check, so it can easily flow out of the vent.
I tried to see if I could retro fit this 'shielding' but it was embedded onto the PCB and I would have to strip down both the original and the new HDD to attempt to fit this.
In the interim I simply swapped the drives as normal, but if it is advised that I retro fit this part I will open up the case and do the necessary.
This has not been referred to in any of the resources online I have found so far and I bear in mind that the Mac Mini has specific shielding that needs to be retrofitted for such an upgrade.
So, it's not worth worrying about ??
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