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The mac pro has a cover on the fan.. on the outside. Is the issue that the inside of the case has no cover?

The issue is each regulation isnt tailor fitted to a specific product (this would be ridiculous), instead they regulate for whole industry's in general and try and make it fit in, its just odd situations like this make the regulation look overkill. However as stated above it wouldnt have taken away there Ce mark anyway unless they did a redesign so dunno why they are using it as an excuse.
Its just some people on this thread have got it wrongly in their heads that the EU has made a rule stating that a Mac Pro has to have certain covers etc fitted for safety when in fact its just a general regulation industry wide.
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I'm all for pointing out the flaws out in our laws, my point is simply that we (in America) have plenty of stupid laws that most citizens just sit back and accept and it seems like it's not only an American problem. That's all I was saying.

There are no stupid laws in the US

http://facts.randomhistory.com/crazy-laws.html

One of my favorites " Policemen are allowed to bite a dog if they think it will calm the dog down in Paulding, Ohio.c"
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post #133 of 196
wut?
doesnt the case cover the fan?

if the case cover doesnt count as fan guards, i guess all cpus and gpus are also considered unprotected
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Is everyone forgetting the ports protection that's mentioned in the article? You're all focusing on the fans.

Also, lol@ foolsmasher. Just lol. Anything to defend Apple, even if Apple really isn't under fire.
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These amendments were also published in 2009 so I still cant get my head around why this has happened in the first place and am sure there is more to it? Trying to push a final quarter of sales in the EU for some reason hoping folk will buy up this stuff or what I dunno.
    
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Well, what about the GPU fans? (including those posted already, GPU had no fan-grills, i am sure tongue.gif)

Plz don't get started with intelligence vs regulations and safety concerns.

There are written warnings in manuals trying to convey why it is a bad idea to put your pet in the washer/dryer for crying out loud, or that trimming genitals and limbs won't make them grow back stronger like hair or plants...the roads to stupidity are paved with the best of intentions...
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These amendments were also published in 2009 so I still cant get my head around why this has happened in the first place and am sure there is more to it? Trying to push a final quarter of sales in the EU for some reason hoping folk will buy up this stuff or what I dunno.

Published in 2009, the Mac hit the shelves in 2010, I believe.
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Published in 2009, the Mac hit the shelves in 2010, I believe.

So a year maybe once the changes were prewarned to put it right before going on sale and avoid this problem anyway?? Odd for a company this size to make that mistake then.

Im not a mac person at all so just wondering if the case doors are toolless or need a screwdriver as apparently that makes some difference with regard the fans anyway, not the ports obviously?
    
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So a year maybe once the changes were prewarned to put it right before going on sale and avoid this problem anyway?? Odd for a company this size to make that mistake then.

Im not a mac person at all so just wondering if the case doors are toolless or need a screwdriver as apparently that makes some difference with regard the fans anyway, not the ports obviously?

It appears they were given a couple of years to get it sorted, but rather than update an ageing product at a cost, they elected to stop selling it (to comply) and concentrate on a new product instead.
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Is everyone forgetting the ports protection that's mentioned in the article? You're all focusing on the fans.

Also, lol@ foolsmasher. Just lol. Anything to defend Apple, even if Apple really isn't under fire.

Hmmm ok you go ahead and stand by that ridiculously unnecessary regulation, I just hope you practice what you preach. Otherwise, your rig may be unsafe for your use.
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