2010 mac pro is humming?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bmorris, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. bmorris macrumors 6502

    bmorris

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    #1
    sometimes but not always my mac pro starts to hum.
    its on hardwood floors, and if i just gently move it a nudge, it stops humming.
    is it the floor or an issue.
    or a "feature"?
     
  2. johnnymg macrumors 65816

    johnnymg

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    Sounds like you ordered it with the custom "floor flatness alert" option. :p

    Can you tell if it's a fan or HD or the entire chassis?

    JohnG
     
  3. bmorris thread starter macrumors 6502

    bmorris

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    Sweet! I didn't even pay for it! Hah.

    Can't really tell. There is always a slight whisper, which is normal.
    But when it's loud I can't tell what is making it.
     
  4. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    You might try to find some rubber/foam padding (say 1/4" thick), cut into 2x strips, and place under the aluminum rungs that set on the floor. A bit of dense carpeting could do the trick as well.
     
  5. Garamond macrumors regular

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    Sometimes mine is humming as well, it comes and goes - but I recommend putting a blanket or towel of some kind under it. It worked here.

    Historically I have seen the same with my former Mac Pro's. But after a while (some months) it just disappears alltogether. I have a hunch it's because of all the dust particles that clogs up inn all corners inside of it, "isolating" the cabinet in it's own way.
     

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