iMac G3 Thermal Pads

noone

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Feb 4, 2006
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I recently acquired an iMac G3 (Snow) and I'm planning to fix it up/clean it up for a friend as a gift. It is my understanding that Apple used thermal pads instead of paste on the G3's and that I should replace it with new.

I have two questions:
1) How many/what parts have thermal pads? (I haven't torn it open to see, I only want to take it apart and put it back together once.)
2) What is the thickness of the pads? There are several thicknesses available but I have no idea which one I should get.

Thanks for any input!
 

noone

macrumors regular
Original poster
Feb 4, 2006
119
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Good to know. I had just assumed that after 17-ish years they'd need to be replaced. I'll check them out when I crack it open later this week.