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

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

  1. thisisabout macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    Well, I live in Portugal and I can only call Apple on Monday but, meanwhile, I've downloaded and applied this APM script (http://mckinlay.net.nz/hdapm/) and the noise it's pretty much gone.
    I get the clicking sound (http://youtu.be/kt6asKkMJq0) 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 604

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    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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