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Question: Fan keeps spinning in sleep?

Message #1 - Posted 2002/03/06 - A

Hi:

I have a Revision A Blue and White G3 with 10.1.3 installed. There is one IDE drive, formatted in the standard Mac extended format. I have noticed that when I put it to sleep, the fan keeps spinning, even after hours of inactivity.

Should not the fan turn off eventually?

AG

Message #2 - Posted 2002/03/06 - Paul McGrane

Previously, A wrote:

Hi:

I have a Revision A Blue and White G3 with 10.1.3 installed. There is one IDE drive, formatted in the standard Mac extended format. I have noticed that when I put it to sleep, the fan keeps spinning, even after hours of inactivity.

Should not the fan turn off eventually?

AG

Nope. The tray-loading iMacs and their contemporary Blue & White G3s don't have a very effective sleep mode. The monitor and disk drives shut off, but the rest of the computer pretty much keeps running. The upside is they're always available as file servers and never get kicked off AIM, and etc. The downside...3.5 years of white noise.

Starting with the slot-loading iMacs and Sawtooth G4s, Macs no longer snore in their sleep (usually).

...Paul McGrane

Message #3 - Posted 2002/03/06 - Invid Fan

Previously, Paul McGrane wrote:

Previously, A wrote:

Hi:

I have a Revision A Blue and White G3 with 10.1.3 installed. There is one IDE drive, formatted in the standard Mac extended format. I have noticed that when I put it to sleep, the fan keeps spinning, even after hours of inactivity.

Should not the fan turn off eventually?

AG

Nope. The tray-loading iMacs and their contemporary Blue & White G3s don't have a very effective sleep mode. The monitor and disk drives shut off, but the rest of the computer pretty much keeps running. The upside is they're always available as file servers and never get kicked off AIM, and etc. The downside...3.5 years of white noise.

Starting with the slot-loading iMacs and Sawtooth G4s, Macs no longer snore in their sleep (usually).

Sometimes my 733 G4 goes quiet while asleep, sometimes it doesn't. Haven't done any testing :)

Chris Mack "Refugee, total shit. That's how I've always seen us. 'Invid Fan' Not a help, you'll admit, to agreement between us." -'Deal/No Deal', CHESS

Message #4 - Posted 2002/03/07 - A

Thank-you for your help, gentlemen.
AG

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