Mac Pro Case Off

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by scottialex, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. scottialex macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone managed to run the Mac Pro cylinder with the case off?

    There seems to be an "invisible" sensor somewhere.

    Thanks,
    Alejandro
     
  2. Silicon Sam macrumors newbie

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    Saw a video posted here a while back. There is a magnet inside the case that trips a reed switch sensor on the Mac. I can't recall, but it's on the back, near the connections. Should be easy to find by taking the case off, and probing around the inside with a small metal object to locate the magnet.
     
  3. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Why do you want to do this?

    The case helps direct the airflow, and if anything comes into thermal contact with it, it can also be used as a heat sink in it's own right. Without it, you'll run a real risk of insufficient cooling, causing component failure.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    Also the issue with getting all over the place.
     
  5. scottialex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I want to test if the GPU runs cooler or hotter with the case off. That's what people do when they own stuff, they play with it :)

    I noticed a little magnet on the lock switch on the inside side of the case, so maybe I need to find a little magnet and position it where the switch is to activate the reed switch sensor.

    Thanks,
    Alejandro
     

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