"Projector" type sound coming from Alu. iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iJesus, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. iJesus macrumors 6502a

    iJesus

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    So just this Saturday I purchased a brand new 24" Aluminum iMac with Leopard. When I got home I turned it on and noticed that a sound is coming from the lower portion of the iMac, it sounds like an old video projector running :mad:. I ran TechTool Deluxe (came with AppleCare) and it says there is an error with the VRAM. I restarted the iMac and still nothing. I called Support and they said to take it to the store.

    I was wondering if this is a common issue and if there is a way to fix it without having to go to the Apple Store. It would be nice to fix it at home and get it over with, of course... I don't want to void the warranty after paying for AppleCare :p

    Thanks
    :apple:iJesus
     
  2. iJesus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Likely with a video card problem, along with something else -- it'll be a DOA.

    Take it back, have it swapped for a new one.
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Sounds serious. A VRAM problem is not something you can fix by yourself. Take it back.
     
  5. iJesus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys, I appreciate it.
    Hopefully they'll do a swap
    I DON'T want to wait for them to fix
    :)
     
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