Click/pop sound, iMac 21.5"/2,7 Ghz/8 GB

Discussion in 'iMac' started by thisisabout, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. thisisabout macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2013
    Every now and then, my brand new iMac (got it yesterday) makes sounds like a click or pop from its left side. I can clearly identify the two types of sound. I'm worried about it, is there any identified issue that I can mention to Apple and get a replacement?
  2. lali macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2007
    I would certainly call Apple and ask for guidance on this one
    You don't want a clicking computer for the next x years!
  3. thisisabout thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2013
    Well, I live in Portugal and I can only call Apple on Monday but, meanwhile, I've downloaded and applied this APM script ( and the noise it's pretty much gone.
    I get the clicking sound ( but only very rarely and (when it happens) it's a lot quieter than it used to be. I reckon the script solved the issue and, now, it's just the normal sound of a solid HDD... I wouldn't even care about it if wasn't for before. Maybe in the future Apple will release a firmware and address this hickup.
  4. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    Boy those were the days. Yep, if the APM is working, then it's just the hard drive parking its heads. No big deal, and solved using that tool.

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