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How many fans do new 1.25 gHZ eMacs have?
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JimWG
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Sep 5, 2004, 11:05 PM
 
Greetings all!

I've had my new eMac almost four weeks now and I've noticed that occasionally I'd hear over the regular continuous fan a new "blowing" sound, almost like a new fan's gone on with a slight "turbine" whine, or some mysterious vent's just opened up inside and sometimes I could even a slight draft coming from somewhere. I'm sure it's not the fan merely briefly speeding up and slowing down; it's a distinctively different "wheezing blow." Can anyone tell me what's going on in my new baby?

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Sep 6, 2004, 02:24 AM
 
Did you just put a disk in? If so then it is just the drive spinning up.
     
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Sep 6, 2004, 03:21 PM
 
All of the eMacs that I have seen just have the one fan in the back. Optical drives can be pretty noisy, though.
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Sep 6, 2004, 08:56 PM
 
Try putting it to sleep. If the 'turbine' sound goes away, it's the harddrive spinning up/down.
     
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Sep 6, 2004, 09:24 PM
 
Originally posted by rezzi:
Try putting it to sleep. If the 'turbine' sound goes away, it's the harddrive spinning up/down.
Doesn't everything including any fans shut off then also?
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