iMac G3 (slot loader) buzzing, what part?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by KurtangleTN, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. KurtangleTN macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2007
    I bought a second hand iMac G3 off eBay for a pretty good deal, and am trying to figure out where the buzzing is coming from.

    It doesn't come with any CDs so I don't think I can do a hard wear test, but I've noticed it is happening even when the display is off, and is in sleep (although it gets less audible in sleep).

    Another thing I noticed is that in OS X it will stop after a while of not using it, despite the screen being on and still showing the image, is this the hard drive stopping? When I go and touch a key or move the mouse it starts again.

    This all seems to point to a hard drive correct?

    Thanks in advanced!
  2. three macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2008
    Washington State
    It really sounds like your hard drive. Personally, I get a buzzing sound too from my iMac G3.

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