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Rattling sound in iMac

Hitman1717

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Sep 5, 2009
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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?
 

Bear

macrumors G3
Jul 23, 2002
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Sol III - Terra
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?
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?
 
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thedeske

macrumors 6502a
Feb 17, 2013
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I believe bear pretty much covered the options, unless there's some small critter making a nest in there ;)
 
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Hitman1717

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 5, 2009
157
7
Thanks for the replies. Should I just make an appointment at the Mac store and lug it in?
 
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