Can I replace the HD Cooling Fan?
Has anyone replaced the HD Cooling Fan in their 27" Intel iMac?
This in reference to an iMac (27-inch Late 2009, 2.66GHz Quad Core i5) ending in serial number in 5PJ.
I recently replaced the HDD thinking it was making a lot of noise. I used the proper cable, so my HDD Fan Speeds are all working fine.
However, it turns out that the HDD Cooling Fan is what is actually making the noise, even at it's slowest (1100 RPM) speed.
I've looked through the Take Apart Guides, but none of them go deep enough into the Mac to replace the HDD Cooling Fan. I have purchased the new fan, but I'm wondering how hard the install will be (I've done all sorts of teardowns, including very compact machines like laptops, but I have always had the benefit of a Tear Down Guide to help walk me through it).
Any guidance? Is there an available Tear Down Guide that will get me most of the way there? Thanks.
Is this a good question?