During the previous week I found myself trying to manage an early 2008 iMac with some serious issues booting. After having tried any trick I knew I decided myself to use the Apple’s Hardware Tests. Here I found some glitches with the fans. This mac was used in a man’s luxury tailor shop … so the outside was shiny!
Never I could ever imagine the amount of dust collected inside…
Without opening the iMac chassis I tried a first cleaning using an air-compressor. Then I remembered of smcFanControl, a software more commonly used to tame the heating of Apple’s notebooks. After the download I’ve started it and created a new cooling profile called “Cleaning” setting all the 3 fans inside the iMac to their maximum speed. Then I’ve selected it and … WOW … a cloud of dust was blown away from all the case’s fences! Incredible!
I had the iMac running this way for near twenty minutes, then made come it back to its default. Since then the iMac is working smoothly like when it was brand new. Zero euro spent, maximum result!
… is an amazing Tumblr space, born this january which shows with beautiful photographies how smartphones (iPhone, in facts) have entirely replaced a number of hardware we used to use in differents life’s situations.
I have to say thank to my pal Filippo Corti for putting it in evidence on his fantastic – mostly italian – blog BicycleMind.
All About Apple is THE reference point for the collection of Apple products that, where possible, will be made operating, cataloged and displayed to the public. A group for all fans of the fantastic Apple world. One of its most famous and extraordinary initiatives is the All About Apple Museum →
The All About Apple Museum is the most comprehensive museum in the world containing nearly all the production of Apple’s personal computers from the dawn of 1976 to the present day.
Now the members have started this fundraising campaign to help and finance the builing of the newest, permanent, location of the museum alongside the Savona Port Authority in Italy.
If you’re interested please point your browser to the All About Apple Museum 3.0 initiative. And spread the word!
Contrary to what many bloggers may say, if you own an iPad 3 Retina, go for the upgrade. It’s a huge step forward.
Pietro Montalcino, macography: iPad Air 2, my first impressions
Just what I’ve always thought!
Click on the image to read 512pixels full review of this beautiful machine…