whats up with my mac???

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by robins2001, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. robins2001 macrumors member

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    all of a sudden my dual g4 1.25g has gone really really noisey...the big fan is spinning as fast as it can,,,,it sounds like a hoover :(

    anyone know why this might have happened?
     
  2. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    It's getting too hot probably. You should turn it off and unplug everything, open it up and blow all of the dust out with some canned air. Let is sit and cool down before you plug it back in and turn it on.
     
  3. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    Just beware that kids should not be around canned air as it is canned gas and in no way is it air as we know it.
     
  4. robins2001 thread starter macrumors member

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    hi, it cant have been getting too hot i dont think as the side was already down...

    i looked at the connector for the big fan and it was slightly out, so i connected it properly and its back to normal now...

    thanks for your help though
     
  5. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816

    blue&whiteman

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    I have read somewhere on accelerateyourmac.com that leaving the side door down makes a mac run hotter. this would mean all models from the b&w g3 to the mdd g4. this is because when the side is open and laying flat it cannot be cooled by the system fan. you should always leave it closed.
     
  6. robins2001 thread starter macrumors member

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    ahh that could have been it then
     

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