PowerMac G5 - How do you crank the fans up to full speed?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by JasonGough, Jun 30, 2006.

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    JasonGough

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    I'm wondering how i can crank my fans up to full speed to hopefully kick all the dust and **** out of my system.

    i'm moving house 2morrow, and all the dust from moving has no doubt been sucked into my machine during the last few days...

    is there a way to get all the fans at top speed as an attempt to clear all the **** out?

    thanx! :)
     
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    iGary

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    Get a can of air and do it.

    Seriously - leave it running, but get a can of air and clean things down while it is running (dont leave it open long, though).
     
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    Just don't stick it up your nose....;)
     
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    nsutt22

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    or turn it upside down and spray your skin : )
     
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    JasonGough

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    sounds like a sweet idea. i forgot just how good those cans of air are for cleaning stuff with! I'll get one next time im in town.

    In the mean time, is there a way of getting the fans going?

    Is it single user mode that i remember once made my mac sound like it was about to take off?
     
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    zakatov

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    Target disk mode will do it.
     
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    If you have only one computer at hand, then running fsck -f after a restart into single-user mode always does the trick for me.
     
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    JasonGough

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    cool, and what will that do? I don't wanna do anything thats gonna mess my mac up, just wanna send the fans spinning.

    What will happen after the fsck -f runs, will it just restart into normal os x?

    thanx for the advice!
     
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    You can also try the hardware test CD. I was trying to fix my dad's G5 and ran the test, and it scared the sh*t out of my when all those fans started blaring. I had no idea that would happen! But yeah, that's a quick way to do it.
     

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