Upgrading Imac G5 HDD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tsjcsl, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. tsjcsl macrumors newbie

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    My 160Gb HDD is running out of space and I bought a 320GB Seagate SATAII as replacement. When I tried to remove the old HDD, I found that there was an additional ablde connected to the side of the assembly. What is this for, and how do I connect to the new HDD?:confused:
     
  2. HungrySeacow macrumors regular

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    I think what you have found is the temp sensor, at least I know that the iSight models have them. Which model are you upgrading?
     
  3. tsjcsl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have the iMac G5 20", before iSight (rev A?).

    Anyway, I proceeded to remove the assembly, and found that the cable was attached to it. It probably is a temperature sensor.

    I am happy to say that the restore went without problem and this morning things seems to be back to normal - but with much more HDD space.

    How can the temperature be checked? Does it shut down automatically if it is too hot?
     
  4. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    You could check with some programs, just google it. iStat Pro is what i use. and yes, your computer will shut off if it becomes too hot, i think its around 125C?
     

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