late 2009 imac - replacing HD with thermal sensor connection

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gingerbenn, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. gingerbenn macrumors member

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    Can anyone tell me where I can source a iMac replacement HD with the thermal sensor connection built into the drive within the UK.

    I know I can replace with any drive and use HDD Fan Control app,
    but am keen to know if I can source a replacement drive with the
    built in thermal sensor connection.

    Any help would be greatful.
    Regards
    B
     
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    You can bring it in to the Apple store and have them do it but that or an Apple Authorized Service Center and pay an arm and a leg are probably the only ways. You could also likely find a used one on eBay.

    If you want a new hard drive for a reasonable price you will need to do the fan control app. Unless their is some hardware adapter out on the market by now.
     
  3. gingerbenn thread starter macrumors member

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  4. eddjedi macrumors 6502

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    Can't you just short the 2 sensor wires? I think that's what most people do.
     
  5. gingerbenn thread starter macrumors member

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    How would you go about shorting the sensor wires?
     
  6. chevalier433 macrumors 6502a

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    This is recommended only for SSD's that not overheat in HDD this is dangerous.
     
  7. gingerbenn thread starter macrumors member

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    can someone tell how to short the sensor wires?
    Just more of interest to be honest.
     
  8. Dadioh macrumors 65816

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    An appropriate gauge of wire bent into a "U" and inserted into the connector end that normally attaches to the hard drive. Put a bit of tape over it to protect from shorting to anything else in the case.

    The gauge of wire chosen would be approximately the same as used on the hard drive connector. Not sure what that is. You might have to eyeball it.
     
  9. Bkxmnr macrumors regular

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    You might order a thermal sensor, part no. 922-9229. It sticks to the outside of the HD. Worked like a charm for me.
     

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