No Fan Operation

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ppcg4mac, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    ppcg4mac

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    I have been using my eMac (ATI) in the middle of the night with the plastic back panel off, and the fan un plugged. If i didnt do this, my dad would take it. Are there any items that could be damaged if the fan is unplugged, i only use it for 1-2 hours like this.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    Yes, all the parts that the fan is designed to cool.
    And if you insist on playing with your computer in the middle of the night, you also might end up damaged. ;)
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Search the forum. Some weeks ago I installed a FanMate 2 in an eMac and achieved almost silent operation with the fan working.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    ppcg4mac

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    OK, i feel stupid now, but i will get a silent fan. At least the eMac is quieter than my old G4
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    You do not need a new fan. Just the FanMate. But its your call of course.

    here is the thread about it.
     

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