Thanks to the good folks at MacFixit for noticing this, and thanks to TMO forum member CrazyOne for telling us about MacFixit noticing it, we are delighted to bring you word that Apple has launched a power supply replacement program for the WindTunnel PowerMac G4 line. Appropriately enough, it is called "The Power Mac G4 Power Supply Exchange Program," and it allows owners of what Apple calls the "Mirrored Drive Doors" PowerMac model, and what the owners call the "WindTunnel" PowerMac, to replace the power supply on the unit with a quieter one. The program is being enacted as a kit that costs US$19.95, and includes everything needed to replace the offending power supplies. From Appleis announcement page:
Power Mac G4 Power Supply Exchange Program Announcement
The Power Mac G4 Power Supply Exchange Program offers owners of Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors) computers the option of reducing the operating acoustic level of their computers by exchanging their original power supplies and system fans for new, quieter versions. Participation in the Power Supply Exchange Program is optional.
The Power Supply Exchange Program kit is available at no charge, with a shipping and handling fee of US$19.95 or equivalent local currency. The kit contains the following items:
- Power supply (360 W)
- System fan
- Allen key (2.5 mm)
- Installation instructions:
- Prepaid return airbill and instructions for returning the original components to Apple
Apple says that the program will be available from February 21st until June 30th of the this year. You can find more information on the program at Appleis Web site.