27" iMac 2012 - Fan and HDD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Will/\, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi! Everything was going great when I first got my iMac until two/three weeks back. When I got it my iMac was fine no noises at all. Completely silent. Now al of a sudden my iMac makes a grumbling noise sounds like HDD and also the fans are running constantly now.

    I am going to ring up Apple support tomorrow and ask for some advice as haven't had a chance yet and I just thought I would ask around here for some help and advice first.

    Thanks,

    Will
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    Reset the SMC 2-3x in a row and see if that helps the fan issue.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    I've tried resetting smc but no luck
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    OK so, spoke to Apple and they said to take to store. Any advice before I reserve?
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Did you migrate from another mac? I migrated from an old macbook that had overheating issues. So I installed smcfan on it, and I had those fans turned WAY up. Those settings migrated over and took affect the first time I rebooted(I just wanted to see how fast it could!) Scared the hell out of me til I figured out it took over and changed the settings (And ultimately uninstalled it)
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    No I didn't, it's my first mac so slightly annoyed because I have waited six months for the upgraded model only for it to make a noise. Ahh well might take it in for service next weekend.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    My hard drive and fan are audible to extent if i don't have music or videos or tv playing. I figured I would just deal since i know the fans are working haha. It does bother my ocd a bit but when you bring it to the apple store i figured they would think I was nuts since you won't be able to hear it in that store. Let me know what they say if you could be so kind.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thats exactly what I was thinking and probably what mine sounds like as well.
    Just went back to my iMac after being on sleep for 6 hours and fans were running while asleep. Getting to be annoying.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    I find that having my ipad plugged in will wake my macs fans every now and then.
     

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