I have a beloved G4 Quicksilver 800. I'm pretty sure it's the 2002. This is one of my favorite machines ever, but it's driving me crazy because it's gotten so loud in it's old age. A few years ago I researched and found out the noise is caused by poor design of the fan hood. One solution recommended was to put a piece of electrical tape over an opening in the hood. This made somewhat of an improvement but it didn't last. Now the thing is noisier than ever and I can't stand the sound it makes. It varries in vibrations. I have opened up the case and can press on areas where it seems to make a difference. I know something is loose in there but not exactly sure what. I have plans to take it apart soon to install a new DVD burner in it so I might see if there are any screws I can tighten. This used to be mine but now it's my Husband's and he uses it lightly for work.
Has anyone been down the road I'm about to go down? If so, do you have any advice? Any kinds of new fan improvements out there? This beautiful machine can still be upgraded and it's worth some TLC if only I can just make it a bit more quiet!
Thanks in advance.