iMac G5 Burned Me

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by alexprice, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Today at work I was changing a logic board in a eMac, I noticed a burning smell and located it to an iMac G5 Rev.A 17".

    I unplugged it, took the back off and burnt my hand touching the G5 heatsink!!!!

    My fingers are very sore this evening and I wish i'd never touched it!

    It made me wonder what would have happened if it was left un-attended to, such at overnight.

    Would it have shut down?

    And if not, would it have set on fire?

    Thanks people!

    Alex
     
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    runninmac

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    That can't be normal:eek:. Id call apple right away or talk to who ever you got it from.
     
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    Pistol Pete

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    well...it is a heat sink....

    i have the same imac...they get HOT
     
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    runninmac

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    Yeah its a G5 it gets hot but should create a burning smell
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I repair them, the machine was in for repair with the popular video distortion fault and I had left it on test.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I presume you mean "should not"

    The smell was very powerfull. Got quite worried, thought something was on fire.
     
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    lieb39

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    I'm assuming the iMac was open and whatnot. In anycase, you should never touch a heat sink, all modern computer's heat sinks get very hot. I'd think that be common knowledge for anyone working around open computers... :p

    -lieb39
     
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    dubbz

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    I once touched the CPU directly. Was a old Athlon. Had a red spot on my finger for several days :p

    Hurt like hell..

    (Was an accident btw.. I'm not in the habit of touching hot CPUs with purpose ;))
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    ! i was making up all kinds of images imagining how you managed to burn yourself with an imac :rolleyes:

    sounds nasty, a toast to your health.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It wasn't like directly on the heatsink, it was just on the cover, the bit the says "G5". I'm gonna have nightmares about them now and a weird phobia about ever touching another iMac G5 heatsink (cover) again.
     

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