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HELP: Mac G4 Power supply fan died

Message #1 - Posted 2005/04/09 - Jeremy

To whom ever can help,

I noticed the other day that my Mac G4 533 has a broken fan in the power supply. I'm shocked that the computer hasn't over heated and stopped working. does anyone out there know the best solution to this problem.

Can I buy just a replacement fan? or do I replace the whole power supply? does apple still make them? or will any power supply work?

thank you

Jeremy

Message #2 - Posted 2005/04/09 - Jeremy

To whom ever can help,

I noticed the other day that my Mac G4 533 has a broken fan in the power supply. I'm shocked that the computer hasn't over heated and stopped working. does anyone out there know the best solution to this problem.

Can I buy just a replacement fan? or do I replace the whole power supply? does apple still make them? or will any power supply work?

thank you

Jeremy

Message #3 - Posted 2005/04/10 - John Ferman of Minneapolis

Previously, Jeremy wrote:

To whom ever can help,

I noticed the other day that my Mac G4 533 has a broken fan in the power supply. I'm shocked that the computer hasn't over heated and stopped working. does anyone out there know the best solution to this problem.

Can I buy just a replacement fan? or do I replace the whole power supply? does apple still make them? or will any power supply work?

thank you

Jeremy

Carefully remove the fan; its contacts should slide out of a pair of slots probably. Hopefully, its specs will be readable. I don't where you could buy a fan but I have seen them in computer stores like MicroCenter. You could check the back pages of MacWorld or go online to Other world Computing. Do not think of replacing the power supply unless it smells like it has badly overheated.

Message #4 - Posted 2005/04/14 - Jeremy

I got the power supply out and unscrewed all the screws and the thing still won't come apart there's a tab of metal holding it together.

John Ferman of Minneapolis wrote:

Previously, Jeremy wrote:

To whom ever can help,

I noticed the other day that my Mac G4 533 has a broken fan in the power supply. I'm shocked that the computer hasn't over heated and stopped working. does anyone out there know the best solution to this problem.

Can I buy just a replacement fan? or do I replace the whole power supply? does apple still make them? or will any power supply work?

thank you

Jeremy

Carefully remove the fan; its contacts should slide out of a pair of slots probably. Hopefully, its specs will be readable. I don't where you could buy a fan but I have seen them in computer stores like MicroCenter. You could check the back pages of MacWorld or go online to Other world Computing. Do not think of replacing the power supply unless it smells like it has badly overheated.

Message #5 - Posted 2005/04/14 - Ilgaz Ocal

On 2005-04-09 08:49:17 +0300, Jeremy said:

To whom ever can help,

I noticed the other day that my Mac G4 533 has a broken fan in the power supply. I'm shocked that the computer hasn't over heated and stopped working. does anyone out there know the best solution to this problem.

Can I buy just a replacement fan? or do I replace the whole power supply? does apple still make them? or will any power supply work?

thank you

Jeremy

http://www.g4noise.com/ --> looks like a good community to me

BTW, power supply is responsible of most of the noise even speaking about my G5. So, if you can find a custom company like
http://www.silenxusa.com/productcart/pc/mainindex.asp , or check (mail) if they make mac g4 stuff, go for it.

Apple price will be same and you will get the exact same thing.

Ilgaz Ocal

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