new 27" imac takes ages to go to sleep

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

  1. redapple99 macrumors member

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    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.

    thanks
     
  2. GyroFX macrumors 6502

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    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

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

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

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    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

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    The click may be the hard drive's heads parking themselves.
     

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