iMac making pop noise.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by daniel huxtable, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. daniel huxtable macrumors member

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    i have the 24" alu mid-2007 iMac and it has been working like a charm since. but recently ive noticed that it had been making small popping noises but i dont think its from my speakers as it happens when no music is playing and its nothing super loud and it happens every once in a while. this also happens with my ps3 and ive heard from people that its just the casing and its nothing to really worry about but i dont know. could it just be the casing or something more serious? like i said it happens maybe once every 2 days and sometimes less.
     
  2. Darkroom Guest

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    that use to happen with my old 17" iMac 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo (2006)... i never did find out what was causing it... but i know what you mean, it's not really bothersome, but you'd still like to know what it is...

    haven't had it happen yet with my new iMac...
     
  3. imac123 macrumors regular

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    mine (new 24"er) makes small popping noises too. i have external speakers connected. not sure why it does that. it's small/quiet enough not to really be bothersome, but its definitely noticeable..
    also noticed if i move the speakers cable at the back a little there is a lot of staticy sound... i guess the connection isn't too solid
     
  4. daniel huxtable thread starter macrumors member

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    my machine is running fine but im just really paranoid when it comes to noises like that. i guess it could be the guts of the imac just doing its thing. i have applecare so im not too worried about it. i heard it was because of the heat causing parts to expand and such but who knows. im enjoying the hell out of my imac
     
  5. imac123 macrumors regular

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    hmm to my ear it just sounds more like electrical noise through the speakers (possibly caused my a cheap or slightly faulty soundcard or maybe even bad drivers). doesn't sound like anything inside the machine b/c I don't hear it when my speakers are turned off.
    either way, my machine runs fine, and i can live w/ the little popping noises as long as they stay little and don't get loud. i've seen other posts describing "loud hissing and pops", but I don't get those.
     

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