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    Completely hypothetically...
    What would happen if one was to remove the air deflector while the G5 is running?

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    I would imagine the G5 chips would just get hotter.
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    Cool
    If you mean the clear screen that is located behind the side panel. I believe that I have read the system will not power on. That is on the PowerMac.
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    The computer will still work, but the fans speed will increase to keep the computer from over heating.

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    The computer will spontaneously combust leaving nothing but a puddle of goo !!!!

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    rman's right. When you remove the air deflector, the G5 goes to sleep (or shuts down completely, not sure). But it will not continue running, or getting hotter.

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    Over heating… spontanious combustion… puddles of goo… I'm starting to think the G5 isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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    taking apart most electronics while running is never really a good idea, not just an idea flaw in the G5's build

    why cant you just shut down for like 2 minutes? i know the question is hpyothetical.
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    yea all that that clear panel does is ensure proper airflow from the fans to the processor.. i would definately not remove it while its running..

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    Dually noted. Also, is it my imagination, or has anyone else noticed that the G5 isn't as "silent" as it's proclamed to be?

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    A lot of heat to deal with in the G5's . But I think they have done a good job in comparison to the G4 mirrored door (wind tunnel) models.

    Heat is certainly becoming a growing processor problem. Maybe in the future we will be able to rig our computers up to the central heating system and be able to say 'It's getting cold, I'll just turn the computer on for a bit'. :cool:

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    Quote Originally Posted by corysw
    Dually noted. Also, is it my imagination, or has anyone else noticed that the G5 isn't as "silent" as it's proclamed to be?
    Have you ever heard a PowerMac G4 MDD? Compared to that, the G5 is as silent as a whisper!

    So, if Apple is referring to the G5s predecessor, they are telling the truth. :cool:

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    I have the "wind tunnel" MDD and it sounds like I'm housing a Cessna inside the case when I reboot the computer. It's not terribly loud during normal activities though...almost like a loud tickering that I've learned to ignore

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    One other thing. The white LED light that flashes when the computer's asleep is literally like blinding with the lights out. Is there anything I can do about that? Last night I acually leaned a clipboard up against the tower to block the light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corysw
    One other thing. The white LED light that flashes when the computer's asleep is literally like blinding with the lights out. Is there anything I can do about that? Last night I acually leaned a clipboard up against the tower to block the light.
    four things you can do:
    -System Prefs >> Energy Saver >> Sleep. set display to sleep after 1min, but not system
    -put something in front of the light
    -turn the comp off
    -get rid of your computer

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