Scratching/hissing noise in iMac while transferring lots of files

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Clothesline5246, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Clothesline5246 macrumors member

    May 17, 2010
    My New iMac, just over a month old started making this horrible noise last night while we were putting, to be fair a lot of photos into iPhoto. it sounded like a scratching/hissing noise possibly from one of the fans would be my best guess. iPhoto crashed a few times but we managed to get the photos on and it seemed to be fine. This morning I turn it on and while the strange scratching/hissing noise seems to of gone the fans are going crazy! They seem to be in overdrive.
  2. AndyMoore macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2008

    My advice, as it's only a month old, don't muck about trying to fault find.
    Call Applecare or take it back to the Apple Store and get it replaced.
  3. tpg macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2010
    Phone up applecare - this is almost certainly a hardware issue, and you can't disassemble the machine yourself (well, not easily)! Alternatively go into your apple store and make an appointment at the genius bar.
  4. Clothesline5246 thread starter macrumors member

    May 17, 2010
    Yeah I was thinking the same, it's a month old.

    I shut it down and switched it back on again and after few try's it's started acting normally again but surly it shouldn't of done that in the first place.

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