In article <>,
 Gene Heskett <> wrote:

> You may want to reconsider that statement after the first fan failure in 
> your mini.  We've had quite a few Mac's in the tv station, as video 
> servers, graphics composers, etc.  The airflow for cooling in them is 
> controlled by baffles to get the maximum air flow past the hot spots, but 
> a fan failure usually cooks the whole thing.  And at that time, Macs 
> warranty did not cover collateral damage from a fan failure. Cooked cpu? 
> Too bad, so sad.

The CPU (or maybe I'm thinking of the video card?) in the Dell has some 
huge heat sink, a bunch of funky ductwork, and a dedicated fan.  I 
suspect if that fan were to fail, the chip it's cooling would fry itself 
pretty quickly too.

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