iMac 20 inch Fans blow at full speed after HDD Upgrade

Discussion in 'iMac' started by pillaishaun, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. pillaishaun macrumors newbie

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    Hi all. Here's my story

    Removed Hitachi HDD from my iMac 20inch(Early 2009) , installed Seagate Barracuda 1TB. I have heard that I should stick to the same brand but its a bit late for that now. The drive works well.

    Problem is : Fans run at full speed from the time I turn the computer on and only stops when I shut down my Mac or put it to sleep.

    I tried resetting PRAM , resetting SMC , downloaded and tried HDD fan control , ran the smc fan control in Terminal with no luck.

    I tried smc fan control and it doesn't allow me to change the ODD speed(Which shows a minimum value of 5100rpm).

    My smc fan control values are ODD 5100rpm , HDD 1419 , CPU 3847

    I have attached my iStat values here.

    I have heard of people removing the temp sensor cable to fix the problem.

    My question is , how do I do that? Which sensor cable should I remove?
     

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  2. Sackvillenb macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure about removing the temp sensor cable, but I'm pretty sure that all the main temperature sensors make the fans run at full speed if they are not detecting a proper connection... so maybe one of your sensor cables is simply loose or improperly connected?
     
  3. pillaishaun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I hope thats the problem. Maybe I should open up the Mac tomorrow and give it a try. Thanks for the advice.
     

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