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Hey guys i just installed tiger on to my 17" imac g5 and as soon as i did that it started making a really loud humming sound and its really annoying? anyone got any idea's?
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does it sound mechanical or electrical?
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i think its mechanical, i think it could be something to do with the fans
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i think its mechanical, i think it could be something to do with the fans

Did you install the new 10.4.1 update? That fixed a LOT of bugs from the Initial release of Tiger. It might be a bug in 10.4 tiger with your fans.
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yeah i have the update but it started making that noise before i got the update
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This seems to be a general problem, there has been posts on fans humming loudly on powerbooks, power macs, iBooks and now imac's. not that im saying it is tiger for sure, could just be a coinsident
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So im installing Tiger from the beggining now so hopefully it will fix the fan, if not im gunna be computerless for a few days.
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This seems to be a general problem, there has been posts on fans humming loudly on powerbooks, power macs, iBooks and now imac's. not that im saying it is tiger for sure, could just be a coinsident

No problems here. Had tiger for about 3 weeks. Actually my PB seems alot cooler then before if that’s possible

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My fans have been on pretty consistently since i installed tiger, and i have the update. its making me wonder if i need to clean my fans already.
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how do you clean the fans
I have had my g5 since the
premiered and I never cleaned mine?
SHould I
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how do you clean the fans
I have had my g5 since the
premiered and I never cleaned mine?
SHould I

In a big, easy to access PowerMac like yours, cleaning it from time to time is never a bad idea. Just head down to your local electronics store and buy a container of condensed air stuff (don't remember the actual name as I never really pay attention). Put your yourself in an area that is pretty well ventilated for the dust, and spray away with the condensed air. I usually clean the fans, any easy to access part of the MB, and any easy to access heat sinks (a lot of dust builds up in those cracks). Only takes a few minutes every few months and really increases any computers lifespan IMO.

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GOT MY COMP BACK, my dads friend reinstalled tiger from the begining and now it works properly......
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