vd0t said:Just wondering if this is normal. There is a constant high pitch sound coming from my iMac. Granted it's fairly quiet..but very annoying!!
I don't have this problem with my 20" C2D iMac, its whisper silent.MBHockey said:Are these noises confined to the 20" model?
astewart said:I don't have this problem with my 20" C2D iMac, its whisper silent.
Have any of you tried resetting the SMU yet? :
1. Turn off the computer by choosing Shut Down from the Apple menu, or by holding the power button until the computer turns off.
2. Unplug all cables from the computer, including the power cord.
3. Wait 10 seconds.
4. Plug in the power cord while simultaneously pressing and holding the power button on the back of the computer.
5. Let go of the power button.
6. Press the power button once more to start up your iMac.
Give that a try.
Record the sound somehow, and then give us a link or send it to me and i will put it on my website, to be honest mine buzzing noise isn't that loud and it isn't really a buzzing sound, but nobody else has noticed, i'm just a perfectionist, which i don't like because I'll pick up tiny little faults that nobody else notices and wouldn't care aboutvd0t said:I just gave that a try and the fans went crazy! They were spinning at full force.. or so it seemed.
I then tried Apple's instructions on how to reset the SMC (same thing?).
That brought the fans back to normal (still with high pitch hissing).
As I've said before, the sound is not super loud. I can only hear it with my windows closed and no other sound in my room - but that is usually the case!
Do you think Apple will do something about this? Perhaps a replacement?
I have to agree... while my machine does give off a considerable amount of heat ... it is absolutely absurdly quiet.MBHockey said:The low hum of my titanium PowerBook's fans are much louder than the iMac, which runs absurdly quiet.
Very good for you & Apple. I have had 6 Macs and Apple has allways stood behind its stuff for me. Now if I can only get them to build a Intel Cube!vd0t said:I called Apple and they ordered a replacement for me I'll update the thread when my new iMac arrives.