iMac G3 Overheating?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Cadillac Man, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2011
    I have an iMac G3 (see signature) and I think that it's overheating. It's slot- loading, so no fan. It always got very warm, but now it seems like somethings burning inside. I downloaded iStat pro to see the temperature, but the temperature never changed.

    Has anyone ever installed a fan into one of these units? If so, where do I get the power, and where should I place it?

  2. macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2011
    burning Smell? if it is that it is more then likely a CRT Proplem ,Flyback Transformer,PAV bord,etc. a fan will not fix that proplem it will now need repair or it may be beyond repair:(
  3. macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    i'd say too there is something seriously wrong as the iMac G3 does not need a fan , sure it gets warm on top , for some it even feels hot to the touch and it actually needs to get warm on top in order for the "cooling system " to work ...the chimney effect air is rising and cold air is pulled in from the bottom

    btw . dust will smell burned too , maybe time to take the little bugger apart and clean it inside from any form of dust

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