iMac G5 HDD Upgrade - thermal shield?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by CHAOS STEP, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Nov 2, 2005
    playing tiddlywinks with Kim Jong-un

    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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