eMac fan seems to be getting noisier!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ChazUK, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. macrumors 603

    ChazUK

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Location:
    Essex (UK)
    #1
    I was on my wifes eMac tonight and I couldn't help but notice it seemed noisier than normal.

    I've not noticed it like that before but it seemed to be pumping a lot of heat from the back, is this normal at all?

    It could be sue to me using my near silent iMac as the emac is only lightly used by my wife so I hardly hear it.

    If they're normally noisy I will stop worrying!

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors demi-god

    CWallace

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    #2
    Just could be collected dust on the fan and inside the case.

    Perhaps use some compressed air on it?
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    hughvane

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Location:
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    #3
    Emacs produce a lot of heat all on their own, and if the room temperature is warm, then your eMac will certainly become a blowhard. Check the air intake for dust too, at the base, right near the front of the machine.
     
  4. macrumors 601

    eXan

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Location:
    Russia
    #4
    I guess its dust. All my Macs have become noisier over time.
     
  5. macrumors member

    onegirlcreative

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    Location:
    Colorado
    #5
    Same thing is happening with my daughter's eMac. I got rid of some of the dust that was collecting near the back, but not completely, and that made a world of difference.

    Also, I don't know if you reboot your eMac every night, but now I tell my daughter to reboot every night—she was leaving it on all night and all day. I think a reboot is key with such an old computer. I would hear it struggling to get some sort of fan going, and now it doesn't do it like that. Just a little noisy, but nowhere near what it was before.
     

Share This Page