Imac 24' making noise

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mladenz, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. mladenz macrumors regular

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    Hi guys, i have this problem with my imac that is making me go nuts!

    A couple of weeks ago i failed to install windows by bootcamp and accidentally did a format on my mac os x partition. I couldn't fix the problem so i brought it to a apple reseller to fix it for me, after 3 days, 1 hour and 30 minutes of work and 160 euro bill, my imac was running again.

    But... Whenever i opened an application or open something else the imac makes noise, like its reading...(probably the HD, that's what i thought). So again i brought it to the apple reseller to fix it. And it cost me 3 days without my imac and 60 euro benzine to fix the problem. They "replaced" the Harddisk(Don't know if they really did it). So the problem should be fixed right? No! it didn't make any noise for 2/3 days but yesterday evening it started again.

    This noise is only when i open an application or file. So it's not constantly.

    Could it be an application that i installed? Could it be that the HD again fails? Could it be the reason because i didnt update my imac? Could it be an other hardware part and not the Harddisk.

    I really dont want to bring it again and pay 60 euro's on gas and i have to go to vacation in a week. But i really want to fix my imac because it was deadsilent.:confused:


    PS: Ill try to record the sound but dont thing ill succeed.
     
  2. mladenz thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    Bite the bullet and take it back to the Apple store. Verify they replaced the HDD.
     
  4. mladenz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well do you recommand to go to the same store, call them or go to another one? And cant i check it? without taking it to an apple store
     
  5. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    If the computer is under warranty take it in for free service. If it was purchased in the last 14 days, see if they will replace it. If it is outside this time frame contact Apple or go to a genuine Apple store for service. Make an appointment first.

    If you cannot get to the store, call Apple to see if you can send it to them for repair. Depending on your country and location of the nearest Apple store, Apple may send a field service technician to your location to repair it on site.

    Was this an Apple store or a different company that sells Apple products that did your initial repairs? You mentioned Apple reseller, which tells me it is not owned by Apple.

    If not under warranty take it back where the service was performed and have them repair it.
     

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