Problem with hard drive?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by NickMartin, May 1, 2015.

  1. NickMartin macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2015
    New in the iMac family, very new in this forum. My iMac is 5 months old, 21,5", 2.9GHz, 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3. Very late at night I noticed a grinding noise coming out of the iMac. It really has to be quiet around to notice it, but then the noise is audible and very annoying. It sounds more like the noise of a PC when something is recorded on its had drive rather the fan - I am almost certain it is not the fan. As it is so new, is it worth taking it to the service? I mean, if you think the noise is normal, I 'd prefer not to take it to the service with all the risks of scratching etc. I wonder, shouldn't the iMac be totally quiet?
    Thanks for the advice!
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    That definitely does not sound normal and I would take it in while still under warranty.

    I had one of those 21" models a few years ago and during normal operation could not hear a thing.

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