Rattling sound in iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Hitman1717, May 18, 2013.

  1. Hitman1717 macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2009
    My iMac desktop makes a weird rattling sound for about 10 seconds every 2 minutes. Only about a year or two old. Web searches haven't given me much info or help, so I thought I'd post here. Anyone know what's going on?
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Could be a fan, could be the hard drive. Depending on the sound, it could be normal or it could be a sign of trouble to come.

    As a precaution, check to see if your iMac falls under the iMac 1TB Seagate Hard Drive Replacement Program and if so, get it taken care of asap.

    No matter what the issue is, you do make backups. Right?
  3. thedeske macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2013
    I believe bear pretty much covered the options, unless there's some small critter making a nest in there ;)
  4. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2006
    I would back everything up as soon as you can if you haven't already.
  5. Hitman1717 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2009
    Thanks for the replies. Should I just make an appointment at the Mac store and lug it in?

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