Hard Drive Noise

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

  1. maclare macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2009
    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


    Dec 8, 2008
    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

    Jun 23, 2003
    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

    Feb 13, 2009
    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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