Does your intel iMac make crack/snap noises?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mac000, May 8, 2006.

  1. mac000 macrumors 6502a

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    I swear Im not imagining things, but whenever I'll wake the iMac computer from sleep and start using it, it makes periodic little crack/snap noises once in a while.

    Is this thing sealed tightly? is this normal? :confused: whats going on here
     
  2. whooleytoo macrumors 603

    whooleytoo

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    Are you using your iMac while using Rice Krispies? ;)

    No, no such noises with my Intel Mac (MBP). Any 'cracks' I hear, I'd guess they were electrical discharges? Is the power cable securely plugged in at the back?
     
  3. mac000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    haha no. It sounds like the case or around the screen..
     
  4. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    No, no cracks here. The fans do whoosh briefly, and the superdrive takes a brief whirl (even if there's no disk in it), but nothing like snapping on my 17-inch iMac.
     
  5. hanzepans macrumors newbie

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    Same here...

    Yes, I hear the same cracking/snapping sounds from the casing every once in a while. It seems to have something to do with the imac slowly warming up during use. It seems to be quite common. I also had exactly the same thing with my older G5 imac, so there seems to be not too much to worry about.

    Hans
     
  6. mac000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks man, i just wanted to make sure. cheers
     
  7. lonepilgrim macrumors regular

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    My iMac also makes these noises; I'm pretty sure it is the case warming up.
     
  8. yoak macrumors 65816

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    I never heard it from mine. The fans seems to be giving off a constantly low humming though. Guess that´s normal, nothing is dead quiet.
     
  9. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    I hear it on my iMac G5 occassionally... Hmm...
     
  10. djondo macrumors newbie

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    same here

    mi IMAC makes the same squealing noises form time to time. but it does it while the im using it as well as when it wakes up
     

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