Mac mini: Fan about to die.... Replacement?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mayuka, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hello anyone.

    Over the christmas holidays I decided to re-install my good old PowerPC Mac mini. Over this procedure by accident I attached the power cable from the Mac mini C2D (2007 model) to the PPC mini. :eek: Suddenly I noticed a hard humming noise coming from inside the Mac mini that didn't vanished after some shutdowns. :( I opened the Mac mini and noticed that the noise was coming from the fan. I cleaned it as good as possible but the noise ist still there. All other components are acting quite usual. But the fan is still making this newly humming noise. :eek::eek:

    So I think I have damaged the fan somehow and now I'm looking for a suitable replacement. Maybe you have any idea which fan's are good and silent? Or is there another solution? :confused::confused::confused:
     

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    ljonesj

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    try ebay
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    On ebay there are thousands of different fans... but which type will fit into the Mac mini and which ones are silent?
     
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    ljonesj

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    i would type in g4 mac mini fan our a combo of that
     
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    ljonesj

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    i would type in g4 mac mini fan our a combo of that
    dble post please delete
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    that isn't much of a help either... :(
     
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    ljonesj

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    just try like mac mini parts u may have a fan come up in the search
     
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    gmanterry

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  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow... I found one for 30 $. Why are fans so expensive?
     
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    ljonesj

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    its the machine there in and form factor
     

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