iMac Noise

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  1. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    My iMac is in an almost noise free environment. And when I am using my Imac, it seems it makes a noise like i said in a different thread,
    It is driving me absolutley mad!

    I think this may be a problem because my iMac never sounded like this.
     
  2. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    When does the sound occur and what model and what version of OSX are you using?
     
  3. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It occurs when doing my normal thing(Safari,MSN,Ichat).

    I am using 10.4.6

    I am using a 17 inch iMac Intel Core Duo
    The hint is in my name
     
  4. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    And the noise is constant? Loud? Quiet? What about when starting up? Where does the noise come from? Does it ever stop? I had noise with my PPC iMac but my Intel one is super quiet. I get more hiss from the speakers.
     
  5. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It is cosntant from the second i start up. It is quiet, but annoying. It is not from the speakers.No CD/DVD in superdrive.It is coming from pretty much anywhere there is an outlet. It is driving me CRAZY....looks like i have mad cow diseaese:cool: :D
     
  6. dcv macrumors G3

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    I'm not sure what "natural gas coming from nowhere" sounds like. Any chance you can record the sound using the built-in mic?

    My iMac G5 had an annoying buzzing sound, which increased/decreased as the screen brightness was adjusted. Does yours do this? If so the problem could be a faulty power supply unit, which Apple should replace under warranty.
     
  7. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, It did not want to upload my GarageBand File.

    just, Imagine, a barbeque with nothing on it. That i what it sounds like, only quiter. Also maybe a Honda Accord V6 engine at idle :D except quieter
     
  8. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I heard about that. Has the iMac always sounded this way?
     
  9. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    NO...It was much quieter when I got it.
     
  10. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    pweese, I need help. This is driving me MAD!!! I generally have Itunes Open, but I just can't find many songs.
     
  11. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    applecare to the rescue
     
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  13. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't think this is the one I am talking about. That one is present and driving me up the wall, but the BBQ or Honda accord V6 sound it i whts buggin me. If this maccy has one more problem, that kind of comes and goes, I welcome to my computing world, MacBook. Trade in.
     
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