WTF is join on with my iMac? [VIDEO Enclosed]

Discussion in 'iMac' started by youslippin, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. youslippin macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2011
    So this is the 3rd time I come to the office and find my iMac doing this. One of the neighbors told me that its been doing it all weekend! Theres no CD in the drive, had to hold the power button to shut off the iMac because it was unresponsive. 21.5 inch 3.06 i3 iMac 16gb ram
  2. keewee macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2008
  3. Qwaf macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2010
    Take it to an Apple store. It sounds like a fan has broken internally and is catching on something. Try not to turn it back on till you get it seen to by someone at an Apple store or an Apple authorised service provider to avoid any more potential damage.
  4. qap macrumors 6502


    Mar 29, 2011
    Wow :D Cool, you can use it to wake up in the morning :D

    Anyway I think is one blade of the fan broken that slams with the others when the fan spins…
  5. Qwaf macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2010
    Actually, thinking about it, unless there is something in the system that won't allow the iMac to run if a fan is broken (which I don't think there is), it may be the hard disk.

    I've heard hard disks make some pretty horrendous noises in the past, but I'm not sure they'd get that loud, at least not the typical consumer ones you'd find in an iMac.
  6. Hamilton1963 macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    Its the fan.

  7. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    I agree. Take it in. That fan motor is history.
  8. youslippin thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2011
    Thanks for the replies! Its so weird, it only pops up once every few months. I'll be taking it into the Apple store this weekend

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