My Mini fan is not spining, how to replace it? Mini is hot!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by LeandrodaFL, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. LeandrodaFL, Dec 27, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2011

    LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    I noticed when I tunr on my machine, the fan doesnt spin. It was suposed to be always spinning right? Or does it only spins after some time?

    How do I replace it?

    EDIT: I opened the case and noticed the conector was only half-way conected, I pluged it in and its spins now, everything is fine.....sorry for the post...
  2. lilsoccakid74, Dec 27, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2011

    lilsoccakid74 macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2010
    Do not run mac while fan isn't spinning. You could easily do permanent heat damage to the thing. Order the replacement and replace it yourself for about 50 bucks, but only if apple is not willing to do the work for free.

    EDIT: Nice! Glad your running again!
  3. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    Should be at 1500-2000 RPM stock. Download SMCFancontrol for full control over your fan :). I liked to turn mine all the way up as far as I could with it still being quiet, about 3200 for me. Worth it to drop the temp a few degrees.

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