iMac 21.5" '09 groaning sound.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iMacBoy, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. iMacBoy macrumors 6502

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    I know the 'groaning sound' is normal on any computer when you load up a big web page or application, but mine seems to do it louder than my brothers iMac (Same model and year).

    It's not REALLY loud, but it's abit annoying, every time i click new web page or do anything it groans abit.
     
  2. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Don't buy a computer with a hard drive then. As for being louder, the two of your computers could have different brand hard drives.
     
  3. iMacBoy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was just wondering that was all, thanks anyway.

    So it is normal for it to do this noise?
     
  4. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Hard drives have to read and write at all times during a conputer's use. So yes what you are experiencing is probably normal. Don't forget the aluminum goes a long way in carrying the sound.
     
  5. Feng Shui macrumors regular

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    crap thought i was on pornrumors or something
     
  6. iMacBoy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha.

    Thanks for everyone's response.
     

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