Weird Harddisc(?) Noise coming from my iMac 21.5", please advise...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sashie, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. sashie macrumors member

    sashie

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    I bought my 21.5" iMac back in August when the new batch launched.
    It has been working fine until a few days ago..
    I noticed a weird sound after I switched it on...
    I tried to restart it but the noise is still here..
    It goes away after.. around 20 - 30 minutes of usage..
    But I am still very paranoid as to what has caused the sound!

    Attached is a video where I managed to capture this weird noise...
    p.s there are construction noises in between but the HD noise is still very evident.

    What should I do???

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEYLUMfvbek
     
  2. pt0016 macrumors regular

    pt0016

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    Thats the fan, not hard drive. Ring up AppleCare if it bothers you.
     
  3. nelz886 macrumors member

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    Defiantly the fan. You're machine is under warranty, bring it to apple and they will replace the fan.
     
  4. sashie thread starter macrumors member

    sashie

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    thanks a lot for your help.
    It doesn't bother me that much as the sound goes away after 15 or so minutes
    but I am just scared that it might cause damage to my machine or sth
    is it a problem?
    of course, i don't mind bringing it back to apple to fix it, but only if its necessary. this thing is heavy man...
     
  5. flipster macrumors 6502a

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    As soon as I listened to it, I thought of the fan. It's definitaley the fan.
     
  6. sashie thread starter macrumors member

    sashie

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    would it be a problem if i dont take it to fix?
     
  7. MacHamster68, Nov 7, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2010

    MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    it seems to bother you , so why the hesitation to go to apple and get it fixed as you got apple care and exact thats the reason someone gets apple care , just for the case if something doesn't work like it should ,ok if you can live with it , but if a fan starts making noises it wont be too long before it fails and that could cause trouble , especially when it happens after your apple care ends in two years and you have to pay for the fix ;)

    so dont wait until its to late , if you would hear a sound that unusual and wasn't there before coming from your car , you would not wait until the car breaks down would you?
     

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