Mac mini 2014 fan?

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  1. neander, Nov 26, 2014
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    neander macrumors regular

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    Hi
    Is there anyway to get a hold of the new 2014 fan..?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7Ik36W5oDo
    They say here in the Ifixit teardown that there is a new fan in the 2014 models but I have read in other reviews that there is the same as in the 2012 model.

    I have the 2011 (mac model) one though and would be very interested if I could get my fan noise down with a new fan.. a 2012 or most preferably the new 2014 one.

    Where can you get a hold of a 2014 one?

    Any help.
     
  2. hallux macrumors 68020

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    It's not a new fan, same as the 2012 Mini according to the parts list in Apple's system.
     
  3. neander, Nov 26, 2014
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    neander thread starter macrumors regular

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    Then why do they say "this updated fan" in the Ifixit video.. They make all of their living knowing these kinds of stuff.

    Strange.


    "Advanced Hydraulic Bearing technology which allows the fan to operate quieter"....


    But you can put a 2012 fan in a 2011 model?

    Edit: and is this it: Apple Part #: 922-9953
    https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Mac/Intel-Mac-Mini-Mid-2011-Late-2012-Fan/IF171-007-1
    Strange cos on ebay I get another photo of it.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/APPLE-MAC...ther_Computing_Networking&hash=item4ad3240ed1
    Delta versus AVC.
    Strange.

    Thanks.
     
  4. potatis macrumors 6502a

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    I put the 2012 fan in a 2010 mini and it works.
     
  5. hallux macrumors 68020

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    Yes, Neander, that's the part number I see on the "exploded" diagram for both 2012 and 2014 models.
     
  6. P00t macrumors member

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    It's definitely a worthy upgrade, I'm planning to pickup a couple myself as spares.

    I have the 2012 model currently, I had a 2011 and previous and it's insanely quite, even when under load compared.
     
  7. neander thread starter macrumors regular

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    You mean that the 2012 model in insanely quite compared to the 2011 model..?
    Sorry it wasnt quite clear to me.
    Thanks.
     
  8. P00t macrumors member

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    Sorry about that....

    Yeah, the newer fans are very quite compared to the previous models, even when underload of multiple tasks, so if it's confirmed you can use the 2012 fan in previous models of the Mac Mini, it's totally worth the upgrade.

    Guy in the UK has new ones for $20 shipped, so I guess that's a figure you can work with on costing.
     
  9. neander thread starter macrumors regular

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    I´m from Europe (Sweden) (maybe that has something to do with my limited comprehension..) so that would be very convenient, who is this guy and how can I get a hold of him? thanks.
     
  10. P00t, Nov 28, 2014
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    P00t macrumors member

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    These are the ones I'm watching myself, I guess you've got to make sure its the newer version though, you don't want to replace with the same noisy one.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Apple-Mac-Mini-Fan-A1347-2012-610-0158-Cooling-For-CPU-/151392974966

    Part Number is: 610-0158

    https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/LOmxUuXmloxj3dG5

    Hmm. Interesting. What exactly is Advanced Hydraulic Bearing? Let's find out. According to Asia Vital Components:

    AHB "consists of a polished steel shaft, a sintered bearing and fluid lubricant." In this system there "is no contact between shaft and bearing" and thus "the bearing load is carried solely by a film of fluid lubricant."

    AHB is best for fans that operate at a lower speed. It's better at absorbing shock and dampening vibration than traditional ball bearings, making for a quieter fan.
     

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