iMac G5 Heat Sensor Query

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Hello folks, I've never been a Mac user, well not since I was at school 20 years ago! Anyway, I've been given an old iMac G5 (2005 20" ALS model) by a friend which has been in his loft for the last couple of years. I'm going to use it to familiarise myself with all things Mac.

The HDD went pop a couple of years back, so it was removed, so I obviously need to replace the HDD. I've been doing some reading up on this, and I see these Macs had a heat sensor attached to the HDD mount.

I have the mount and cable and I have sourced a replacement sensor, I'm just wondering how this was actually attached to the HHD mount? Am I right in saying it was stuck on using some kind of glue/adhesive? Any reconciliation on what I should use to get the replacement one on? Would a little spot of insulation tape do the trick?

Thanks in advance for any help! :Mischievous:
 

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I'm not sure but I seem to remember that those heat sensors were stuck on the drive with some kind of contact cement. You might want to hang on a bit until one of our older Mac model experts reads your post. They will have better info on how to go about hooking up the new hard drive plus other hints about getting that G5 running again.
 

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You just carefully pry off the heat sensor from the old drive. Usually there is enough stick left to attach it to the new one, if not Glue maybe. Whatever Apple uses is pretty pliable at least on the drives I have worked with.
 
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Thanks for the replies folks :D

You just carefully pry off the heat sensor from the old drive. Usually there is enough stick left to attach it to the new one, if not Glue maybe. Whatever Apple uses is pretty pliable at least on the drives I have worked with.

The original HDD is long gone, along with the mount/bracket :D
 

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