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Old 03-08-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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Disable temperature sensor in EFI?

I have a 2010 aluminum mac mini, went to go take the optical drive out and accidentally broke the optical drive temp sensor off of the logic board. It took the pads with it so I can't solder it back into place.

Now the fan is freaking out because a sensor is missing. I could always install smcfancontrol but has anyone delved enough into EFI with rEFIt's shell to disable sensors? I'm sure its in there SOMEWHERE but I've never tackled it before.

edit: actually, smcfancontrol won't work. It won't force the fan slower than the EFI lowest speed (which right now is full on).

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Old 03-09-2012, 10:00 AM   #2
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It took the pads with it so I can't solder it back into place.

If you know how to solder, I suspect that there is SOMETHING that can be done to reconnect the sensor. Would you mind taking a picture of the area on the motherboard that broke?

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Old 03-09-2012, 04:28 PM   #3
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So I dug out my better tools and took another look at the board. I was able to get just enough contact to solder the sensor back on, it wasn't pretty but it works now.

In addition, I did find this hint http://hints.macworld.com/article.ph...10704054835249 which would have been my backup plan.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:21 AM   #4
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Another option would be http://www.hddfancontrol.com/HDDFanC...n_Control.html
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