My iMac system fan will not stop

Discussion in 'iMac' started by philipe1959, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. philipe1959 macrumors newbie


    Sep 2, 2012
    Cardiff S.Wales
    Can anyone help as my iMac system fan will not stop and is coming on as soon as I switch the mac on I have done a SMC reset and also a PRAM and NVRAM reset but this dose not do anything also the mac slows down considerable and when it eventually starts up all the apps when I click on them bounce and tacks forever to load up.
  2. joe-h2o macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2012
    The minimum speed of the fan is about 1200 rpm.

    It will never be off when the machine is running. If it ever stops then *immediately* shut the machine down and take it in for service. At no point with the system powered up should the fan stop.

    If the machine is slowing down and showing poor performance then check to see that your startup disk isn't full, and if it has plenty of free space then a sluggish performance problem suggests the hard drive might be failing.
  3. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN, USA, Urth
    Yep - it's not ever supposed to stop spinning. If it ever does it's not a good thing.

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