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Authored by: kd4ttc on Mar 30, '06 06:59:23PM

I finally fixed my problem. I have had the fan noise problem on my iMac flat panel since the 10.4 install. By cleaning the vents the thing has gotten back to normal. I think that the new system had a different power curve vs fan setting and that my machine must have been marginal in heat clearance. I was afraid I would need to open the machine, but just vacuuming the top and bottom holes worked. I think I need to still open it up. I burned out a 10 year old power supply on a 6116CD a year and a half ago. Inspection showed dust on the air grates. Invisible until disassembled.

Steve Holland

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