(Perhaps) Faulty iMac.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Malivar, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Malivar macrumors member

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    So I recently purchased this 21.5" iMac that I'm using at the moment and.. I want to know if it is normal or not for it to be emitting a slight whisper at a constant volume.. Basically I can hear it being on. It's really quiet and all but I wanted I should expect in the future/what I'm supposed to hear.

    Thanks, it's really been bugging me to find out >.<

    -Malivar
     
  2. thiagos macrumors 6502

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    You should only hear noises if you are running intense applications, otherwise it should be silent.
     
  3. Malivar thread starter macrumors member

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    Interesting.. Not good news. Being new to dealing with Apple and all.. How can I fix this problem? (Either through customer care or whichever method works)
     
  4. thiagos macrumors 6502

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    If you purchased it directly from Apple, you have 14 days to return it from the date it was purchased. If you bought it at an Apple Store you have to take it to the store and have it swapped.

    If you purchased at an online retailer, find out their return policy and contact them for an RMA. If you rather have it repaired (which in my opinion I would not) you can call Apple at 1-800-MY-APPLE and they will repair it or take it to an Apple Store.
     
  5. Malivar thread starter macrumors member

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    FML. >.< I've had it for longer than 14 days so.. What am I stuck with? :/
     
  6. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    You're not stuck with anything. You have Applecare. Apple has one of the best customer service departments of any company in the world.

    Call them.

    Bryan
     
  7. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    Arent Hardware Fualts one year though?
     
  8. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    Yes, it all hardware faults are covered by AppleCare for the first year if you didn't purchase extended AppleCare.
     
  9. slicecom macrumors 68020

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    iMacs are only silent if you're deaf. They have multiple fans that are always moving air and hard drives spinning faster than your average car engine. They are quieter than the vast majority of PC's, but don't let the deaf people try to convince you they're silent; they're not.
     
  10. crut macrumors regular

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    Agreed. My G5 iMac and even my macbook both emit a low level noise, you learn to ignore it.
     
  11. archipellago macrumors 65816

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    lol, funniest thing I've heard for ages...
     

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