New G5.. fan tries to start but clicks

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by 2A Batterie, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. 2A Batterie macrumors 6502a

    2A Batterie

    Jun 9, 2004
    Out of a Suitcase, USA
    I just got my refurb G5 in the mail today and as soon as I turned it on, the clicking began. I tried several restarts but the same thing happened. I reset the vram and everything else, and ran the hardware test (as Apple support instructed me to do) and it still keeps happening. I did not open the case, but if I look through the front grill, I can see a fan in the lower left hand coner attemempting to start. It keeps trying to but it clicks and then stops and repeats. Apple support suggested I take it to an Apple store for help, but I do not want to drive a half hour each way if the problem can be fixed easy. Any suggestions? Is this a quick fix, or should I not bother fooling with my G5 and take it to the Apple Store instead?
  2. krimson macrumors 65816


    Oct 29, 2003
    Democratic People's Republic of Kalifornia
    i really would suggest that you open it, take the baffle off and see why the fanisn't spinning like it should.. if there's something blocking it, move it if you can and see if that solves the problem.
    If there isn't anything preventing the fan from spinning, then take it in, the G5 is worth the 30 minute drive.

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