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Imac g5 is so noisy

Either the hard drive or fan seems to keep running. always so loud.

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  • sanjgoyle Feb 02, 2009

    allanster- thanks for this. i've tried that without success. on some macforums they talk about clearing out dust from the vents. it is such a pain to work on documents with the machine purring away...

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Fan sometimes get stuck on, I won't bore you with the technical details as to why or the terminal command to fix. Just do this...
Shut down. Unplug the power cord from the back of the tower. Wait 15 minutes and plug it back in. Power up, it should have reset it.
The fans are "smart", some of them are designed to run only as needed, sometimes they get a little tangled up in their own underwear.

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    Allan Claunch Feb 02, 2009

    You mentioned reading in some mac forum so I am assuming you have probably already seen this, but just in case, here is a good roundup of possible solutions (scroll down past dates)

  • Allan Claunch
    Allan Claunch Feb 02, 2009

    PS... I would recommend installing free iStat which will let you see the actual temperatures so you will know if you're really running hot or if it is software glitch related.

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