iMac snoring.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Stitch, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Stitch macrumors newbie

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    I'm having a bit of a problem with my iMac 'snoring' when i send it to sleep. Possibly one in every four evenings when I hit the power button, the screen will go off however there is still a whirring noise coming from the unit. I can't tell if this is a hard drive or the case fan, but it's enough to keep me awake :mad:

    Has anyone seen this problem? Anyone got a solution?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Is it hot before you put the machine to sleep? The fans will keep running if necessary. Make sure it's in a cool and well ventilated spot. :)
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Does it eventually stop? If so, how long does it take?
     
  4. bankshot macrumors 65816

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    I don't have any helpful suggestions, but I have to say that when I saw the thread title, I imagined a sleeping Mac playing a real snoring sound from its speakers. I wonder if it's even possible to hack the firmware to do something like that? That'd be a great joke to play. :D
     
  5. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a

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    I was about to ask for the plugin to get my computer to do that. It would be too awesome :D
     
  6. Stitch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    bah, you bunch of jokers :p ;)

    No the fan doesn't stop, and also the computer will not awaken. It's a pain in the ass! I've reset the SMC and it seems to be a little better... however as it's an intermittent problem I am not so sure if its done anything.
     
  7. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    The computer will not wake back up? How do you eventually get it working again?
     
  8. theBB macrumors 68020

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  9. AppleMan101 macrumors regular

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    does it just happen when you hot the power button?

    hmmm, i've never experienced that problem with mine...what happens if you chose sleep from the ctrl-eject box (if you've got 10.4.9 you'll need to hold it down for a second or two of course) or from the :apple: menu?
     
  10. Stitch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I hold down the power button to kill it, then boot back up again. It hasn't happened since I resent the SMC (never heard of this before reading here), but I've been away so it's not been used as much... If it continues i guess I will have to call apple. It's got a three year warrenty so should be grand.
     

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