my new imac is making a scratchy sound

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  1. manutd macrumors member

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    is the scrathcy sound normal, i belive its coming from the hardrive. is my new iMac broken?
     
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    Its not that loud, but i can hear it whenever i open a folder or applicatation, it sounds like a old fashioned harddrive
     
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    Hmm.. Okay, just to be safe, open up Disk Utility in the Utilities folder, select your drive in the left column and ensure SMART status says it's verified. Now, click on Verify Disk (not Verify Disk Permissions) which will take a little while but it should check your file system for any small glitches. :)
     
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    Okay, that's a very good sign. I guess it's probably fine then but if it starts behaving even slightly weirdly, come back to Disk Utility and Verify it again. :)
     
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    do you think i should phone up apple because i just recieved it
     
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    You can if you like but I doubt they'll do much about it. Might be worth a shot though. You don't want it crapping out on you in six months and losing all your data.
     
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    lol

    does anyone know the number for uk support
     
  11. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    http://www.apple.com/uk/contact/

    Bottom right.

    To be honest you might have a better chance of getting a new one by taking it to a store. Over the phone they will prob just send a box for you to return it and then they will try to fix it.
     
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    after a hour on the phone, i got a replacement.
     
  13. zerolight macrumors 6502

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    So this noise is not the usual HDD click click click noise that you'd normally hear from a HDD when it's doing something? HDD's always make a noise. Especially bigger, faster ones. Whenever you access the HDD by opening a folder, file, application, whatever, i'd expect to hear lot's of fast clicking noises. If it's much louder, like a DVD drive, then something's probably wrong. It's also worth ejecting any DVD/CDs and trying again, as often (at least with windows) when you launch a file explorer, it polls the DVD drive too and a dirty DVD can make it pause and think.
     
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    now photobooth aint working, when i turn it on the application loads but theres no image of myself just a blank grey space
     

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