new 27" imac takes ages to go to sleep

Discussion in 'iMac' started by redapple99, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. redapple99 macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2010
    just purchased a new 27" Quad core i5 and it takes about 5 seconds for it to go to sleep, and then makes a loud noise after.

    My hard drive is also noisy, it whines and drums constantly.

    I also have got yellow tint on all sides of the screen.

    I live in NZ so if i will not get a new replacement, instead it will be sent away to apple which will take forever

    by the way it is the older 27" (late 2009) version.

  2. GyroFX macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2002
    Los Angeles and NorCal
    sleep in 5 sec is the least thing you should be worrying about(it's not really a problem). Good lucky getting an exchange for all the other real problems
  3. redapple99 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2010
    also it takes 1 minute to boot up... is this normal?
  4. MathijsDelva macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2008
    For that, go to system preferences, startup disk & select Macintosh HD as startup disk.
  5. redapple99 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2010
    Yay it worked... how long does it take your imac to go to sleep? does it make one click noise at the end when the screen is black?

    I can live with the tint and noise. - too much of a hassle to send off to apple
  6. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    The click may be the hard drive's heads parking themselves.

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