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How to upgrade 10.3.9 AND FAN PROBLEM

 
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sgtcruz1968
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:57 pm    Post subject: How to upgrade 10.3.9 AND FAN PROBLEM Reply with quote

I HAVE A MAC MINI G4 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM & 100 GIG HD I WANT TO UPGRADE TO LEOPARD IS THERE ANY WAY TO DO THIS! AND ONE MORE THING WHY CANT I GET ON YOUTUBE? EVERY TIME I GET ON YOUTUBE MY MAC MINI FAN GOES CRAZY AND MY MINI SHUTS OFF. THIS IS MY FIRST MAC PLEASE HELP THANKS!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you have the lowest powered mini also the oldest. How much did you pay? try setting youtube on the worst video setting
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I PAYED $175 I WANTED A MAC SO BAD!! I GOT IT . I AM ON A BUDGET THATS ALL I CAN AFFORD FOR NOW
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It just might help to open your mini up, and carefully clean and blow about 5 years worth of dust and whatnot out of it.
Compressed air works well, canned air is better then nothing.
This will probably improve the cooling, it sounds like your system is overheating, hence the shutdown which is built into the mini for protection.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

or a bad memory upgrade..

apple memory doesn't cause fan issues.

cheap junk ibm memory will cause that machines fan to run fast then shut off and fail i had a emac g4 did the same thing i thought crud my machine died i replaced the sdram and no problems.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You do realize I hope that the post you just replied to is from last summer.
In all likely hood the problem has long since been solved.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too, have one of these. I've had it since new and it works well, but I need to upgrade the OS. Is this possible?

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. You need to go to eBay and find the retail version of 10.4 or 10.5. You can not use the versions that were supplied with the computers unless it is for a PowerPC mini.

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