Hard Drive Noise

Discussion in 'iMac' started by maclare, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. maclare macrumors newbie

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    I have a mac I purchased in late 07, its just like the aluminium iMac's selling now. Recently I have been noticing that the hardrive is giving out this kind of hoovering noise, it comes and goes.

    Now I I have paid the $160 for the extended warranty but now I'm thinking of doing it. I haven't had any issues with my mac, just that sound that keeps coming from my iMac, Should I be worried :eek:
     
  2. edgew8 macrumors regular

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    Hoovering sound? like an alien ship? or a vacuum?

    if you are hearing lots intermittent loud click and whirs or a continous "ehehehehehehehehehe" screeching sound, then you should be worried.
     
  3. Zortrium macrumors 6502

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    Back up your data. Now. Don't make the mistake I made of trying to fix the computer/drive and then losing everything on the drive because you should've been trying to get as much off it while it was still kind of working before the click-whirr of death started.

    Of course, it might be nothing, but backup drives are cheap. Replacing your data is not.
     
  4. maclare thread starter macrumors newbie

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    at first its like a hovering sounds. I don't know what a spaceship sounds like so I can't compare it. :D

    or kind like the enterprise sounds in start trek you know the hover sounds. Anyhow this morning it sounded really loud as I was standing right next to the imac... I'm going to spring for the apple care warranty since I don't want anything to break.

    I don't get any clicks or in between clicks just the occasional hover sound. The imac also heats up quite a bit even when the room is freakin cold.
     

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