iMac making a constant humming noise???

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tears2040, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. tears2040 macrumors 6502

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    The only thing I can think that would do this is the hard drive or fans. My previous imac never made any noise. Also when I slightly lift the imac on the right side the noise stops........

    Help??? :confused:
     
  2. alksion macrumors 68000

    alksion

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    I had this happen to my 27 iMac about a year ago. It randomly started making a rather noisy (not extremely loud, but fairly noticeable) sound while I was using it one night. The next day, I woke it from sleep and it continued making the noise, I called Apple Care and she walked me throughout the "standard" procedures. Honestly, nothing she said fixed it.

    Here is what I think it was.. Possibly a spider or small bug crawled inside and got logged somewhere in the fan and thus, created the noise I heard.

    While this may sound outrageous to some, this actually happens more often than one would think. Talking to Apple Care on a follow up call, they told me that this is possible and they have heard of it happening quite often.

    Let me know if this is still happening after a week or so, thanks!
     
  3. MR.Raul macrumors regular

    MR.Raul

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    Can be vibrations going down the stand/foot of the iMac to the table/desk, I had the same issue, so I put some sort of rubber carpet underneath the stand/foot.
    Lifting the stand/foot slightly from the table makes the noise stop.
    Happens when one don't have a real solid wooden table/desk.
     
  4. tears2040 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This!!


    Strange thing is that I used a 2010 imac before on the same desk and never had this problem. Regardless I placed a rubber mat on the base of the iMac and the sound is gone.

    Thanks.....
     
  5. MR.Raul macrumors regular

    MR.Raul

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    That is strange, cause I as well used a 2010 and a 2011 iMac on the same table and got the same noise from both of the machines.

    And you're welcome :)
     
  6. rabbitjetta macrumors member

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    mine makes a light humming noise from the hard drive but it is not very loud at all. :apple:
     

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