Help, Clicking Sound from mac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iLeoMarc, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. iLeoMarc macrumors regular

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  2. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

    SaSaSushi

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    It's very faint indeed but definitely sounds like one of the fans might be hitting a cable or something. A good way to find out for sure is to get smcFanControl and ramp up the fan speeds to see if the clicking also increases in speed.

    If it is a problem with a fan on a new iMac your best bet is to send it (or take it) in to Apple to fix.
     
  3. iLeoMarc thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply SaSaSushi, yes the sound is very faint but does get annoying. Just wanted to ask on the forums because I don't want to drag a 24 inch iMac to the Apple store.

    Will look into the fan issue, due to the location (bottom right) it can't be a failing hard drive right?
     
  4. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    It doesn't sound to me like a HD issue but there again, does it happen when you are accessing the hard disk? Try to move a large file and see if the clicking changes. It sounds to me like a fan. Hard drive is not on the bottom right, it is in the top center. You can see some photos of a partially disassembled aluminum iMac here. There are fans both lower left and right.
     

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