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iMac makes soft noise


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Hi,
My iMac makes very soft but audio able noise.

Example:
Noise..pause..noise..pause.

I believe its coming from the back-sounds like a fan?

But when I first ran it, it hardly had any noise..

Help is appreciated.
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Could be a fan or power supply but I'd suggest, being intermittent like that, it's probably the hard disk.

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May not help, but a very recent contributor to this forum finally discovered it was "vibration", cured by placing a towel or similar under the iMac stand. Just a thought.

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