iMac G5 17": Should be sleeping but fans are loud

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Blue Velvet, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Am posting this on behalf of a colleague.

    His new iMac 17" superdrive OS 10.3.5 is giving him some grief upon putting it to sleep...

    During working hours the iMac is apparently quiet, but when it's put to sleep apparently the fans whir up to full speed and don't stop unless the machine's plug is pulled from the mains socket.

    I vaguely remember a few people mentioning something like this, but no searches on this forum have revealed anything specific.

    Any clues, tips or links?

    p.s. Have just downloaded and given him the 10.3.7 updater, if that's any help...
  2. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
  3. vollspacken macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2002
    Boogie-Down Berlintown
    hmm, I don't know...

    maybe the usual:

    - cron scrips
    - repair permissions
    - zap PRAM

    if nothing works, backup and clean install :confused:

    that's what I would do, otherwise take it to the dealer for warranty (might be defective...)

  4. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Hey Blue

    Found this article

    And this from ThinkSecret

    Not much help for you I'm afraid.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg

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