Does your intel iMac make crack/snap noises?

mac000

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I swear Im not imagining things, but whenever I'll wake the iMac computer from sleep and start using it, it makes periodic little crack/snap noises once in a while.

Is this thing sealed tightly? is this normal? :confused: whats going on here
 

whooleytoo

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Are you using your iMac while using Rice Krispies? ;)

No, no such noises with my Intel Mac (MBP). Any 'cracks' I hear, I'd guess they were electrical discharges? Is the power cable securely plugged in at the back?
 

mac000

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whooleytoo said:
Are you using your iMac while using Rice Krispies? ;)

No, no such noises with my Intel Mac (MBP). Any 'cracks' I hear, I'd guess they were electrical discharges? Is the power cable securely plugged in at the back?
haha no. It sounds like the case or around the screen..
 

wordmunger

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No, no cracks here. The fans do whoosh briefly, and the superdrive takes a brief whirl (even if there's no disk in it), but nothing like snapping on my 17-inch iMac.
 

hanzepans

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Same here...

Yes, I hear the same cracking/snapping sounds from the casing every once in a while. It seems to have something to do with the imac slowly warming up during use. It seems to be quite common. I also had exactly the same thing with my older G5 imac, so there seems to be not too much to worry about.

Hans
 

mac000

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hanzepans said:
Yes, I hear the same cracking/snapping sounds from the casing every once in a while. It seems to have something to do with the imac slowly warming up during use. It seems to be quite common. I also had exactly the same thing with my older G5 imac, so there seems to be not too much to worry about.

Hans
thanks man, i just wanted to make sure. cheers
 

yoak

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I never heard it from mine. The fans seems to be giving off a constantly low humming though. Guess that´s normal, nothing is dead quiet.
 

djondo

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same here

mi IMAC makes the same squealing noises form time to time. but it does it while the im using it as well as when it wakes up