mac mini fan won't stop

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by hikeNM, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. hikeNM macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Long story short.

    Bought a mac mini a couple weeks ago. About a week ago the fan came on and wouldn't stop. I restart it, and everything is normal.

    Two days ago the fan comes on again and won't go off. I restart it and the fan comes on immediately and won't stop. Nothing will make the fan go off.

    I've reset the pram, blah, blah, blah.

    But, since I only have dial-up, I haven't updated anything on it yet, since there's over half a GB of updates for it.

    Anybody got any ideas or any experiences with anything like this? Any advice is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    1. Ask a friend with broadband to burn a disc for you with updates
    2. Check Activity Monitor when your fans spin up to see if there's a rogue process that wants to use a lot of CPU.
    3. Try SMCFanControl2
     
  3. island macrumors 6502

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    Updates might help since one would be a Firmware update which might fix that.
     
  4. negatv1 macrumors 6502

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    You didn't happen to do a ram or other upgrade that had you take the mini apart did you?

    Often when the fan runs constantly it is after people do an upgrade and either forget to re-attach the tiny two wire connector, or it becomes disconnected from the motherboard. (the connector is located near the speaker) .
     
  5. macenforcer macrumors 65816

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    I bet thats it.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've never unplugged that cable. It's too much of a pain.
     

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