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    iMac makes soft noise

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    iMac makes soft noise
    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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    iMac makes soft noise
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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.
    External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

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    iMac makes soft noise
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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.

    Ian

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