27" iMac SSD fan problem

JamesM

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I've just installed an 840 Pro and I know replacing the HD would cause the fans to race so I installed it on the second port leaving the HD installed which I thought wouldn't be a problem.

However the fans are running flat out, any ideas?
 

JamesM

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Any help would really be appreciated.

Shouldn't leaving the original drive in stop any fan issues?
 

p3ntyne

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I've just installed an 840 Pro and I know replacing the HD would cause the fans to race so I installed it on the second port leaving the HD installed which I thought wouldn't be a problem.

However the fans are running flat out, any ideas?
Firstly, what iMac do you have.

By second port do you mean: third unused slot on 2010-2011 iMacs, the one where the optical drive was or the second port on the thin iMacs?
 

tom vilsack

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resetting the smc didn't work?


-Shut down the computer.
-Unplug the computer's power cord.
-Wait fifteen seconds.
-Attach the computer's power cord.
-Wait five seconds, then press the power button to turn on the computer.
 

JamesM

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Jan 27, 2007
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Firstly, what iMac do you have.

By second port do you mean: third unused slot on 2010-2011 iMacs, the one where the optical drive was or the second port on the thin iMacs?
resetting the smc didn't work?


-Shut down the computer.
-Unplug the computer's power cord.
-Wait fifteen seconds.
-Attach the computer's power cord.
-Wait five seconds, then press the power button to turn on the computer.
Thanks for the responses, in my frustration of trying to get the board back in I forgot to plug the HD fan in :eek:

Took it apart again this morning and its running great now.
 

JamesM

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Now that its all working smoothly I'm really pleased with the results