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iMac mid 2010 HD Replacement work around?


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It has been a heck of a long time since I have posted here but I have come across an issue here.

I have an iMac that has a 3rd party HD installed in it. The iMac has over heated as a result of this HD not having the proprietary thermal sensor on it. I saw a post here that referenced some threads that talked about a work around for this issue but I searched for a while and regardless of my search terms I couldn't seem to find the specifics of this workaround.

Can anybody point me in the right direction?

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There are several articles that talk about it. I believe you can find the main article by searching on the MacWorld Magazine site where it was documented. Also, there was another article on line from "Other World Computing" that listed the work arounds. Do some Googling.

One of the work arounds I do remember was installing SMCFanControl and adjust the hard drive fan speed. If I remember correctly, using a non Apple drive causes the HD fan to go into high speed and remain that way. I haven't heard of the drive overheating though.
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It has been a heck of a long time since I have posted here but I have come across an issue here.

I have an iMac that has a 3rd party HD installed in it. The iMac has over heated as a result of this HD not having the proprietary thermal sensor on it. I saw a post here that referenced some threads that talked about a work around for this issue but I searched for a while and regardless of my search terms I couldn't seem to find the specifics of this workaround.

Can anybody point me in the right direction?
Give this article a read...you may find it interesting...and it may provide a solution as well (SMCfancontrol) as "chscag" mentioned.

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