Is my 27" I5 Imac broken?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by hectigol, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. hectigol macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    Been using my 27" Imac for slightly over a week now and have noticed some issues.

    There is an audible buzz/scratching sound every time machine goes into power saving mode or when screen is dimmed, it sounds exactly the same as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXyH1XGFFck

    The machine is dead silent when screen is at full brightness though. The buzz/scratching sound only happens in dim and power saving mode when machine is warm; its extremely annoying.

    Does anyone else have this problem too?

    Mine's a W8006 and the lower portion in the middle of the screen is yellowish as well. :(
     
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  3. hectigol thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Called Apple's line and went tru' several procedures without avail.

    Was told to perform an extended hardware test, doing so as as I type this post on another machine. Is it normal for the Imac to get scorching hot during the hardware test? The top left hand corner is now so hot I can barely rest my finger on for a second.

    Tech support mentioned its probably a hardware issue.
     
  4. StarTzar macrumors member

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    Yes, it is broken.... Bring it back and ask for a replacement.
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Hardware test stresses all components so yes, it's normal to be hot.

    Did you call to AppleCare or return/replacement center? Because you're in that 14 day return time, you can return it WITHOUT a reason. Call them again now and say you want to replace it before the time runs out.
     

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