fun noise coming from my new iMac need help

Discussion in 'iMac' started by apple 1992, May 19, 2019.

  1. apple 1992 macrumors newbie

    apple 1992

    Apr 7, 2019
    can any tell me why iMac 27 inch i9 is making is a sound like when u put a little bit of paper near a fan clicking noises ?
  2. spiderpumpkin macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2014
    Maybe a defective fan or something stuck in the fan? Maybe return/exchange it for one that doesn't do that?
  3. apple 1992 thread starter macrumors newbie

    apple 1992

    Apr 7, 2019
    I think it the machine drive as I but my ear to were had drive is and that's were it coming from I ran a harddrive heath cheat it came back ok maybe I'm that us to ssd now i have forgotten what normal drive sound like lol
  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    The fan is only a few inches from the hard drive. Fan is likely the source for the noise.
    I think you cannot tell the exact location unless you open up your iMac.
    But, first I would suggest that you can blow air (from a can-o-air) into the cooling slots.
    Cooling slots are in the center of the back panel, immediately below the stand hinge.
    Blow from as many different directions as you can, hoping that you can dislodge whatever is touching the moving fan.
    If that doesn't cure your noise - your new iMac needs to be disassembled to get at the fan (or, unlikely though it might be, the hard drive.)
    Your next step then is to take to an Apple store for warranty service (where it will be opened up to find out where the problem is)

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