Model A1347 with 2.4 or 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo Processor.

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2010 MacMini Thermal Sensor location

I have the above-noted Mac Mini. All works well except the fan runs at 5000+ RPM all the time

I suspect the thermal sensor is either bad or connected incorrectly to the system board.

My questions is: Which of the 2 possible locations on the logic board are used if there is only a single HD in the system? Or, does it even matter?

I bought this unit used, and there were other minor details about it that make me think whoever added/ replaced the HD was not careful in reassembly of the Mini - which is why I wonder about the possible misplaced sensor.

Thanks in advance!

Update (01/25/2016)

The images would have made more sense, if, when I opened up the Mini, there had been 2 thermal sensors connected. As it was, there was only one and it was connected to the left connector (farthest from the RAM slots. )

I moved it over to the right slot and it's settled right down,

Thanks for the quick reply

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Thank you so much -- this solved my fan issue!!!

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See step #13 of this guide: Mac Mini Mid 2010 Hard Drive Replacement

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