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iMac 27" (mid 2010): Will replacing the HD cause fan problems?

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Jul 1, 2013 3:09 AM



I have an iMac 27" (mid 2010). My HD is broken, and I'd like to replace it. I've already installed an SSD, so replacing the HD shouldn't be much of a problem.


However I've read that replacing the HD causes the fan to spin up all the time. Some sites say this started one generation later, but some remain unspecific or say that this problem affects all iMacs. Before I replace my HD, I'd like to know what to expect.


So my question is: in my 2010 iMac, can I replace the HD without causing fan problems (provided I put the temp plug in the right place )?


Best regards,


iMac (27-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
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