iMac g5 fan problem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Thomasthetug, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Thomasthetug macrumors newbie

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    My fans are loud and i even cleaned out all 3 fans and it continues, anyone know the problem? Btw i cant subscribe to any of my posts.? :p
     
  2. edgew8 macrumors regular

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    Hi yes I am having the same problem as you are. It depends on what revision iMac G5 you have, If you have a revision "a" chances are you need to replace the bottom fan. Usually fans buzz loudly when the bearings are going bad or the fan itself is unbalanced or loose. I have googled far and wide and the only solution I can find is to buy a replacement part :(

    You'll want to find out exactly what fan is the offender by opening up your iMac and putting your ear directly to each fan to find which one is making the noise and then find a proper replacement.
     
  3. Thomasthetug thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im assuming mines a rev a, cause i took the fan out and compressed air all the dust out barley any came out and when the fan was going round it had the annoying sound. I listened and like you said its the bottom fan. where can i find one?
     
  4. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    You can also grease the fan and try to get longer life out of it, but generally they will need replacement.
     
  5. Thomasthetug thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea its really annoying when i can hear it only using firefox and msn,
     

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