Mac Pro :: Removing Front Fan Assembly

Mar 25, 2008

I'm trying to remove the front fan assembly on the 2006 Mac Pro and it's giving me a hard time. The top part near the screw popped out easy but the bottom is stuck. I'm not sure how much force to use or in which direction to pull, straight out of the case (2) or upwards toward the hard drive bays (1)?


Mac Pro :: Front Fan Sounds Like It's Grinding / Any Way To Oil It?

Oct 30, 2009

One of the front fans on my early '08 Mac Pro sounds like it's grinding. When I first boot up the fans are whisper quiet as they should be, but give it a few minutes and there is a distinct grinding sound and I've narrowed it to the top fan on the front of the case. When the system is turned of, the fan whines to a stop. Is there any way to lubricate the fan to solve this? The access doesn't seem very easy, and I'd rather not have to mess with the case assembly. Or do I have to pay some kid at the apple store a hundred or so to do it?

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Mac Mini :: Fan On Full Speed + Front LED Off?

Feb 22, 2010

After resetting my Mac mini with the PMU reset it

- runs its fan on full speed
- the front (power) LED does not show anything
- SMC fan control shows "0�C" / "000rpm"

Any way how to fix that? I did a PRAM and PMU reset again, but no go.

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Power Mac G5 :: Won't Go To Sleep & Front Fan Clicks

Oct 9, 2007

I am working on a friend's G5. It won't go to sleep. The monitor does, but not the CPU. I have upgraded the firmware, to 10.4.10, zapped the pram, corrected permissions. Just at a loss.

This computer worked fine at work where she had it originally, but when she shut it down and took it home, it has insomnia. Also, one of the front fans sounds like it is scraping or hitting something. It is not a loud noise and the fans still work, just annoying to her since it won't sleep. (Sounds like my one month old).

XServe, Mac Pro, G5, G4Powerbook
Mac OS X (10.4.10)

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MacBook Pro :: Video Showing UMBP Lid LCD Assembly Removal?

Nov 12, 2009

Can anyone point me to a video or photo sequence showing how to remove the lid/display from the body of a mid/late 2009 uMBP 15" with as few as possible steps? Basically how to get the hinges off and separate the two parts as simply as possible.

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MacBook Pro :: Removing Underside Of MBP 17 - Pop Sound When Removing On Cover Normal?

Jun 30, 2010

as an extension to my question regarding RAM utilization, I've decided to upgrade my RAM. I went through the process of removing the underside of my MBP. After taking the screws out and mentally marking which slot they came out of (some are of different size), I pulled the lid up at the black trim area (the "neck" of the display mount) as this was the easiest way to get a non-damaging grip on the metal underside -- read: I avoided using a screw driver on the lid. As I started to lift, I was surprised at the amount of force I needed to use in order to remove the lid; something near the center of the cover was still holding the lid to the underside of the body. In fact, the amount of force I needed to use made me pause to question if I missed an important step other than simply removing the screws. I decided to "go for it" and applied more pressure while pulling the lid up and away from the body and heard a "pop" noise.

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Mac Pro :: Low Fan Speed But Loud Fan Noise?

Jul 3, 2012

I've noticed that most Macs have their fans run around 2000RPM, maybe 1300RPM. I was surprised to find that my CPU fan runs at only 500RPM pretty much all the time. However, it is much louder than those other Macs that have higher fan speeds.

Oh, and in case there is a misunderstanding, the fans are NOT running fast, and the temps are low. I've seen a few people complaining about this only to have answers about reducing the fan speed.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2008 8-core

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PowerPC :: Using Old G5 Case For New Computer Assembly?

Dec 24, 2008

I have an old-ass desktop PC that I wanted to upgrade (especially a gaming machine), so I was looking through a good case. However, I really LOVE the Mac Pro/ PowerMac G5 cases. The silver one with lots and lots of holes in front And then I saw some PowerMac G5's on sale at my local authorized mac reseller, for a very nice price. it got me thinking, I can buy that PM G5, take out the innings, put it to my old desk-top case to use at home (since it's dual 1.8ghz or something like that, which should be very powerful) and use that CASING of PowerMac to build my new computer. So here's my REAL question:

1. would that be a good idea?
2. Would all the components, ATX Motherboard, a nice graphic card that's big, (thinking of GTX 260 or ATI 4870) fit inside? And also, what's the built-in power supply at?

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Applications :: New Front End For Front Row In Lion

Oct 23, 2010

Any news of Front Row in Lion? Apple is selling the mac mini without any new interface? Apple really needs to offer us something over front row which I don't think has been updated since 2007. So Apple how about it?

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PowerPC :: G3 Shiney Front / Matt Front

Jan 9, 2009

Whats the difference between a g3 with a shiney front to a matt front? (which is earlier/later)

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Mac Pro :: Front Row / IR Remote

Feb 14, 2008

I'm about to drop $3000 on a Mac Pro, and it amazes me that the IR feature that is in their entry level Mac Mini and MacBooks is not in their top-of-the-line Workstations. Why has Apple not included an IR sensor for use with the Apple remote? Does Apple think that Pro uses won't want to use Front Row on their Pro machines? Besides, I can think of a ton of other uses for the remote other than just Front Row. And using the keyboard stinks. What are you guys doing? Has anyone come up with a solution? How can I use the Apple remote with a Mac Pro? Also, while we're at it, Apple killed the iSight camera a while ago. What are you to do if you have a Mac Pro with a Cinema Display?

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Mac Pro :: Use The Front Panel FW Port ?

Mar 3, 2008

If anybody here has a camcorder with a Firewire output, can you check something for me? I'm trying to use the front panel FW port on my new Mac Pro and it doesn't see my camcorder (Canon GL2) when I plug it in to capture footage. It IS seen if I plug the same FW cable into the port on the back of the ACD so that seems to rule out a bad FW cable. Also, the port seems to be working because it will see a FW CF cardreader when I insert it into the port. Any ideas? Is there a difference between the front and rear FW ports on the latest Mac Pro?

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Mac Pro :: Front Row Not Working After 10.5.3

May 31, 2008

FR STILL does not work after 10.5.3?

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Mac Pro :: Keyboard Shortcut For Front Row?

Jan 21, 2009

I accidentally stumbled upon it once and now can't find it any more.

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Mac Pro :: Blinking Front Panel Light

Dec 14, 2009

I shall describe the sequence of events as accurately as i can.

1) I havent used my mac pro for a couple of weeks
2) I switch it on 5 mins ago and it boots fine, I log in and launch safari from the dock.
3) Computer freezes, mouse doesn't move, complete unresponsive.
4) I push power button for a few seconds to force a shut down.
5) I power up.
6) boots fine, after surfing the web for a few mins, MP just reboots, no warning, screen just goes black and the fans and chime kick in.
7) doesn't get to log in screen, instead it reboots itself, fans and chimes kick in
8) doesn't like it, computer shuts down, front panel light blinking at 1/2 second intervals.

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MacBook Pro :: Fan Speed Has Increased After Installing And Uninstalling Fan Control Software?

Jun 30, 2012

I installed (and subsequently uninstalled) two different fan control programs... Since then, my fan speed has increased somewhat dramatically. Instead of the normal 2000 rpm (approx), it now runs at 3500 to 4500 rpm with CPU temps between 55 & 65 deg. C. I'm wondering if one of the programs modified some fan setting and how I can restore the factory defaults. I'm on a Macbook Pro OSX 10.6.8 *additional note: I only have one fan running (left fan), which is why I downloaded the fan control programs in the first place... but the left fan was running at around 2000 rpm even though it was the only fan (until I installed those programs)

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Mac Pro :: Front Audio Jack On Mac Pro Just STOPPED Working?

Mar 27, 2012

I use my front jack ALL the time. It stopped working from one second to the next. confirmed that it is NOT the headphones. checked preferences, seems ok. 

Mac Pro (Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Fan Control Reports Only One Fan To Be Spinning

Sep 8, 2009

Right, so i got my 13" MBP yesterday and downloaded Fan Control, when i opened it, it showed me that only the left fan was spinning and that the right fan was spinning at -1RPM (i'm taking that as meaning that its not spinning rather that its spinning backwards). Upon seeing this, i ran the Apple Hardware Test that comes on the OS install disks, i ran the short test and nothing was found, so i ran the more in depth test. Seeing that it was going to take a while i went for a shower, as i came back upstair i was greeted by the smell of burning! I realised it was coming from my Macbook Pro and did a hard shut down to try to prevent any/anymore damage. (It was also very hot). I dont want a broken laptop the day after recieving it!

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MacBook Pro :: How To Know About Fan Noise At Default Fan Speed

May 11, 2010

My fans make a slight bit of noise... like they're flapping against a part, a fast-ish clicking noise. It's faint, but when working in silence, quite annoying. I think this is a flaw and i'll have to send it back...

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Mac Pro :: Red Light Visible Through The Front Mesh?

Nov 23, 2010

Just kinda notice there's a red light visible through the front mesh, on opening the side door, the light seems to be coming from one of the four LED's on the lower memory riser. On closer inspection, the label says DIMM 2.

I've tried swapping, moved some ram about.. and the light still appears (on the same riser). Does this mean that riser has developed a fault?

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PowerPC :: Front Row Working On G5 (and Mac Pro) With Leopard?

Oct 26, 2007

Can someone else test this and let me know if this works in Leopard on a G5 or Mac Pro? For whatever reason, Leopard DID NOT install Front Row in my applications folder (apparantly it is supposed to, but I haven't seen anyone confirming that).... HOWEVER, if I open iTunes and then Quit it... and then right after that I hold the ESC key.... I get access to Front Row. Am I the only one? Can anyone else test this and see if it works? I'm running a G5... but I suspect this should work on any non-IR capable computer. Can anyone confirm that with Leopard install on a G5/Mac Pro they get Front Row installed?

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Mac Pro :: Front Row Solutions - Bluetooth Remotes

Dec 27, 2007

I noticed that installing Leopard on my Mac Pro has given me Front Row. But what options are available to me to use it? Bluetooth remotes? The Apple remote? Something else? Nothing?

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Mac Pro :: Front Row Screen Is Just White - How To Fix It

Mar 9, 2008

When I go to front row, all my video content plays sound, but the picture is just a pure white screen (shows the slider to move chapters, etc., but the screen is just white).

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MacBook Pro :: Fan Control / Right Fan Not Working

Jan 23, 2008

when i look in fan control, it says that the left fan is moving at 2xxxrpm ..but my right fan says its moving at -1. is this normal? or is my right fan broken? this program safe to use? i tweaked the fan speed to 1900rpm (not sure what the default rpm is...)...this won't mess up my machine will it?

btw i have a 2.2ghz blackbook.

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Mac Pro :: 2008 - Random Pop Sound Coming From The Front

Nov 10, 2008

I searched mroogle for a while and only found one similar thread but there was no answer. I hear a "pop" coming from the front of my Mac Pro case probably 3-4 times a day. It is random and happens whether I have my external speakers on or off. It sounds exactly like it is coming from the crappy internal speaker that the Mac Pro comes with. Anyone having similar issues or know what is going on? Leopard is up-to-date. My second question, which may help narrow down the issue, is how do I disconnect the internal speaker in the Mac Pro? There must be a cord or something inside I can pull to disable the speaker entirely. I don't use it and if it's causing the popping sound, I might as well unplug it.

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Mac Pro :: Reassigning The Front Panel 3.5mm Jack To Mic In?

Nov 25, 2009

Is it possible to reassign the front panel 3.5mm jack to mic in?

I'd like to connect a headset (mic + headphones) to be able to talk on Skype, but unfortunately there is no normal mic in just like on all Macs. I bought a cheap jack-to-USB converter (basically, small USB soundcard) on eBay but the sound is a little noisy when I use it.

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Mac Pro :: Front Side USB Transfer Rate Reduced?

Dec 3, 2009

Not sure what I did to cause this, but all of sudden the front side USB ports have reduced transfer rates.

What can cause this issue all of sudden?

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Mac Pro :: Firewire Died - Ports Stopped Working - Front And Back

Jul 23, 2008

I have a 2006 Mac Pro and recently my firewire ports stopped working (front and back). I did a little searching around found a suggestion to try resetting the Mac's PRAM and NVRAM by holding the Cmd-Option-P-R keys down while booting. I have tried this numerous times and it doesn't seem to do anything (i.e. the Mac just loads OS X and doesn't re-boot like the instructions say). I'm using a MS Wireless Comfort Keyboard for Mac. Can you reset using a wireless keyboard?

Since I wasn't making any progress with that, I was toying with bringing in the Mac to a genius bar. Never having used the genius bar before - how does it work? Do I bring the computer in and leave it with them? Do they work on it while I'm there? I don't have an extended warranty so do they charge time and materials? I'm wondering if that might get awfully expensive and if I ought to just buy a PCI-X firewire card instead.

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OS X :: Mac Pro Output Signals From The Optical And The Headphone Port On The Front Of The Case?

Feb 26, 2009

Is it possible to have the Mac Pro output signals from the optical and the headphone port on the front of the case? I like to have my speakers going as well as have one cup on my ear when listening. Surely there must be an application out there that forces OSX to do this.

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Mac Pro :: Front Firewire 400 And 800 Ports Abruptly Quit Working?

Jan 31, 2010

My front firewire 400 and 800 ports abruptly quit working. THe backs work fine. I've tried two different video cameras and an external hard drive and according to system profiler none are recognized and none are accessible.

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Mac Pro :: Removing Bezel On LG BluRay Drive

Jun 19, 2009

I am having difficulty removing the front bezel on my new 8X LG BD Burner. There seem to be 3 brackets holding onto it. Any ideas on how to get it off?

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Mac Pro :: Removing The Optical Drive From The System

Oct 2, 2009

The manual states to lift the latch and pull out the bay. The latch is lifted but the tray feels like it's still stuck on something. I've never worked on a Pro before and obviously don't want to break anything. How much force is needed

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Mac Pro :: Removing Stuck Disc Drive Enclosure?

Oct 7, 2010

So, I just got an SSD (vertex 2) and I decided to put it in the optical bay. The videos and instructions looked simple enough. You pull the enclosure straight out. However, I had to pull SO hard. The videos make it seem like it easily slides out, but I literally had to pull as hard as I could. I finally got it out and installed the SSD etc, but has anyone else had a problem with a really "stuck" optical drive enclosure?

Should I take it in for AppleCare?

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Mac Pro :: Finding Guide - 2009 Removing Superdrive?

Nov 5, 2009

Is there some set of instructions on removing the superdrive on the 2009 Mac Pros?

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Mac Pro :: Temporarily Removing RAID Hard Drives

May 24, 2010

I have a Mac Pro with all hard drive slots filled. The first two disks (includes startup disk) are independent, and 3 and 4 are set up in a RAID 1 mirror. I have to take my computer into the Apple store for a repair and I'd like to just take out all the disks except for my startup disk... however I'm not sure how to go about doing so for the RAID. If I take the drives out, and boot up the computer with them no longer inside, will the computer "freak out" and/or will the computer no longer recognize the RAID if I put them back in again later?

If the latter is the case, will the data be lost or would I just have to set up the RAID again... and if I do that, will that also cause the data on the drives to be lost, or is it possible for it to mirror them again without needing to make changes to the data?

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