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Are all computer thermal sensors basically the same?

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by Craggy, Mar 23, 2014.

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  1. Craggy


    Mar 23, 2014
    While messing about inside my Mac, i broke the optical drive thermal sensor, causing my fans to go mad. The wiring came away from the sensor itself at the drive end, not the motherboard end. The part number is 593 1152, and these are ridiculously expensive to replace.

    Does anyone know, if i buy any kind of similar sensor capable of attaching to my optical drive, and splice it to my existing wiring, will this do the job and stop the fans from spinning at max? There are plenty going cheap on ebay with sensors which look very similar to the bit left attached to my optical drive.

    Also, any advice on how best to splice this type of very thin wire would be much appreciated
  2. davenn

    davenn Moderator

    Sep 5, 2009
    hi craggy
    welcome to the forums

    how about some sharp and well lit pics so we all can see what you are talking about

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