iMac G4 without fan?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by fairbanx, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. fairbanx macrumors member

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    #1
    I tried to replace my old fan but had some trubble. I also replaced the original HDD with an 2.5" drive. So, it's really quit for now. :) In fact, I wonder, if it's possible to leave the iMac G4 (800MHZ) without a fan, unless I figuered out my problem with the fan connectors. Ok, I know, the fan inside the iMac is not for nothing. But, is there anyone outside, who uses his iMac without a fan?
     
  2. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    I wouldn't try it! The iMac G4 already suffered with higher temps then it should have and that one fan is the only thing that kept it from self-destructing!

    I have seen people mod their G4 iMacs with external fans to help with additional cooling. I would highly recommend not using it without some sort sort of fan either the internal one or external.
     
  3. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

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    You certainly need a fan. You might have some leg room by slowing it down using a Zalman Fanmate, but I honestly wouldn't bother to try.
     
  4. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    all you will get running it without fan or with a slowed down fan is a fried imac :eek:
     
  5. fairbanx thread starter macrumors member

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    ok, I understand and won't try that. thanks for your replies.
     

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