Clicking Noise coming from iMac.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iGoogler, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. iGoogler macrumors member

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    I have an iMac and it is making a constant clicking noise, like twice a second it is clicking (kind of like a slow moving fan sound but a more distinct 'Click'_

    What do you think is going on?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Could be the hard drive is dying. Make a backup now if you don't already have one up to date.
     
  3. iGoogler thread starter macrumors member

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    So I restarted my Computer and it made a real loud noise. I think it may be the fan. Or does the HD make that?
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    No, that sounds more like a fan. Dying hard drives don't make loud noises, just quiet ones.

    Of course, if it's the hard drive fan, you could be in danger of a drive failure anyway. They're not generally designed to operate above 60ºC.
     
  5. iGoogler thread starter macrumors member

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    *Sigh* Okay great! That means my documents should be safe =) Apple is already scheduled to fix it tomorrow :D

    Thanks!!
     

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