iMac hard drive fan.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RobbieWright, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. RobbieWright macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2008
    I have just got myself a iMac 20". I bought it in London and hand-carried it home to Egypt because of a huge price difference, so I'm not sure where I stand as far as the warranty goes. A fan kicked in 5 minutes after I first fired it up and would not stop, even when the computer went to sleep. I downloaded the iStat widget and found it is the HDD fan running at 6000 rpm but the HDD temp is about 42ish. I tried to do the reset thing, unplugged everything for 15 sec, that works for another 5 minutes or so then the fan runs away again. I also downloaded smcFancontrol but still no change.
  2. Solemony macrumors 6502


    Nov 26, 2008
    Try download SMCFan Control to control the fan...And see what happens. Since your imac is intel and I think it should be downloadable.

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