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Old Jan 20, 2013, 08:02 PM   #1
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Are you meant to hear the late 2012 iMacs at all ?

I can hear the fan on my imac and I can hear a rapid clicking noise is that normal ? Like is it meant to be completely silent or am I just paranoid ?
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:42 PM   #2
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Mine is very quiet and smooth, but not silent. No clicking here, that might be a fan that's not quite right. Others have reported similar in another thread.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 09:12 AM   #3
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I can hear the fan on my imac and I can hear a rapid clicking noise is that normal ? Like is it meant to be completely silent or am I just paranoid ?
I had a clicking fan and returned in. The new one is quiet. I still hear the fan, but no clicking.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 09:19 AM   #4
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Mine is very quiet and smooth, but not silent. No clicking here, that might be a fan that's not quite right. Others have reported similar in another thread.
Well I think I can just hear the hard drive and im being really paranoid :P The clicking im hear isnt that distinctive thanks
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 09:25 AM   #5
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 10:31 AM   #6
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Mine is completely silent..
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 11:11 AM   #7
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You should hear a very low fan sound if it's completely quiet in your room, but no clicking. PS: If you hear clicking/crackling sounds, they may be from your HD (which is normal even when idling - some HDs make more noise than others in my experience), so don't go changing your iMac prematurely.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 11:30 AM   #8
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Could also be the screen warming up/cooling down - mine crackles/clicks.
If you adjust the screen brightness does the frequency change ?
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 11:44 AM   #9
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Probably depends what configuration you have. I have the SSD and I never hear anything from it. However if it has a regular spinning disk, I'd imagine you would hear that on occasion as well as the fans.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 11:55 AM   #10
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I can't hear a thing from mine and that's with putting it right up to my ear. Maybe I'm just deaf, but to me (even when gaming) this 21.5 fusion drive is mega quiet.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:10 PM   #11
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When mine is backing up, I can often hear the Time Capsule drive 'clunking' about 1.5 metres away, but not a peep out of the iMac. Which makes sense as the stuff that's being backed up is most recently changed and that should be mostly on SSD part of Fusion.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:11 PM   #12
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Mine has been super quiet so far for everything I've been doing with it. Movies, photoshop, streaming etc. Haven't had the time to game on it yet though but I'd be very surprised if it would still be as quiet when gaming.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:10 PM   #13
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The clicking fan is a problem I and others have had. If it is your hard drive, it would only be heard when the hard drive is working. My clicking never let up and it got louder as the fan increased in speed.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:12 PM   #14
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i barely hear my fan but i hear my HDD small clicking noise from time to time
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:12 PM   #15
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Could also be the screen warming up/cooling down - mine crackles/clicks.
If you adjust the screen brightness does the frequency change ?
I don't hear any crackles from my screen. That used to happen on CCFL-backlit monitors but I've never heard anything like that from an LED-backlit.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 08:12 AM   #16
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You should not be hearing any noises from the iMac. Return it and get another one.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 08:41 AM   #17
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Does anybody like the sound of moving air? When all other michanical noise cant be heard apart from the sound of rushing air. I hope my iMac is like that
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:32 AM   #18
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If you want to hear how much noise it can really make, boot into the hardware diagnostic mode and run the memory tester. Wow, like a vacuum cleaner.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:52 AM   #19
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I haven't heard a single noise yet.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:02 PM   #20
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I lie I pulled my desk forward to install some LEDs today, and damn I put that thing to my ear and it is incredibly silent! Like if you can hear that you must have ultra hearing, it was so quiet, first time I've heard it since owning it. Pushed back on my desk can't and haven't heard a peep
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:06 PM   #21
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Mines drowned out by the Timecapsule. Pretty quiet on both counts really. Much quieter than my old PC that's for sure!
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 03:27 AM   #22
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very quiet!
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 02:29 PM   #23
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I had the rapid clicking sound for the first couple of weeks - its not the hdd its the fan , since I have no HDD in mine. Its not suppose to be there. But it can go away once the iMac has been on for a while. Its something touching the fan. I tilted my screen and let it be on for an entire night and it was gone. Now its completely silent
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 09:07 PM   #24
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I had the rapid clicking sound for the first couple of weeks - its not the hdd its the fan , since I have no HDD in mine. Its not suppose to be there. But it can go away once the iMac has been on for a while. Its something touching the fan. I tilted my screen and let it be on for an entire night and it was gone. Now its completely silent
Wonder if the "something" broke off or the fan stopped working???
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 09:20 PM   #25
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I had the rapid clicking sound for the first couple of weeks - its not the hdd its the fan , since I have no HDD in mine. Its not suppose to be there. But it can go away once the iMac has been on for a while. Its something touching the fan. I tilted my screen and let it be on for an entire night and it was gone. Now its completely silent
what did you exactly do to fix it ?? i want to try it on mine what do you mean tilting it ?
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