Re: Fan issue on Powermac g3 400mh, 640 ram

2011-04-26 Thread crumvoc
Thank you to all! That makes me feel a lot better. I guess I'll just try to monitor in case of a fan failure. I really like this old Mac. It always makes me smile when I open the case and see the amazing interior. Giving it to my elderly parents and will try to teach them how to do email. I

Re: Fan issue on Powermac g3 400mh, 640 ram

2011-04-25 Thread Wayne Stewart
I have 3 BW G3s and neither fan ever stops spinning while they're powered up. I was under the impression that they weren't supposed to stop On Apr 24, 10:06 pm, crumvoc crumvoc...@gmail.com wrote: This computer works great, except for other than a power-off, BOTH the fans (internal and power

Re: Fan issue on Powermac g3 400mh, 640 ram

2011-04-25 Thread Bruce Johnson
On Apr 24, 2011, at 10:06 PM, crumvoc wrote: This computer works great, except for other than a power-off, BOTH the fans (internal and power supply) will not shut down. I don't think Apple introduced active thermal fan control until later in the the G4 series; the fans simply run all the

Re: Fan issue on Powermac g3 400mh, 640 ram

2011-04-25 Thread Kris Tilford
On Apr 25, 2011, at 12:06 AM, crumvoc wrote: This computer works great, except for other than a power-off, BOTH the fans (internal and power supply) will not shut down. This old computer doesn't support hibernate (safe sleep), which would be the only situation I'm aware of where an

Re: Fan issue on Powermac g3 400mh, 640 ram

2011-04-25 Thread Kris Tilford
On Apr 25, 2011, at 3:24 PM, Bill Connelly wrote: I believe the original poster is saying the fans won't stop when the machine is shutdown ... i.e. powered off. Not Sleep Mode ... Not Booted Up ... Not in Screen Saver Mode ... but, Shut Down. Weird. I think you read his posting wrong.

Re: Fan issue on Powermac g3 400mh, 640 ram

2011-04-25 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 25-04-2011 19:34, Bruce Johnson ha scritto: I don't think Apple introduced active thermal fan control until later in the the G4 series; the fans simply run all the time. It's been a while since I sold my Beige G3 266... but I seem to remember hearing its fans revving up sometimes (in

Re: Fan issue on Powermac g3 400mh, 640 ram

2011-04-25 Thread Bill Connelly
On Apr 25, 2011, at 6:52 PM, Kris Tilford wrote: On Apr 25, 2011, at 3:24 PM, Bill Connelly wrote: Weird. I think you read his posting wrong. Here is what he wrote: This computer works great, except for other than a power-off, BOTH the fans (internal and power supply) will not shut

Re: Fan issue on Powermac g3 400mh, 640 ram

2011-04-25 Thread Kris Tilford
On Apr 25, 2011, at 9:01 PM, Bill Connelly wrote: Thanks and my apologies ... guess I got caught off guard with what seems to be double negative like techies ... I read it the same way the first time, and started at reply based upon the wrong reading, and only realized my error when I saw