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IMAC probs (fan loudly blowing when turned on)


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Hey guys,

Does anybody know why when I turn on my (almost brand new) iMac the fan turns on very loudly and does not cease?

I have been having a few problems ever since I got it a few months ago. When I am using the CS5 Suite (photoshop, or illustrator or the like) every once and a while the screen turns like "static" and everything freezes up. I think my memory is installed wrong or something because this should not happen on a new iMac.

When this would happen I would be forced to turn off the power and wait a good half hour before turning it on. That's what happened last night, I waited an hour and now every time I try powering it back up the fan comes on very loudly and I am scared to use it (right now I just have it sitting on with that fan tooting) Should I turn it off? Any ideas on how to stop it or what is causing it?

Thanks in advance!
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Welcome to the Mac Forums.

What you're describing should not be occurring, much less on a brand new iMac. Call your local Apple store and make an appointment with the genius bar to have it checked out. It's a busy time of year for them so be sure to call ahead before taking the machine on in.
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Hey there,

I agree with chscag, I have a iMac and I hardly ever hear the fan at all, as chscag said call the genis bar and they should be able to resolve the issue.
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