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    Jim
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    iMac question
    Hello everyone. I just bought my first iMac and I was wondering if it's normal for there to be a vibration at the bottom where the Apple logo is location? Also when the room is quiet there's a hum, nothing outrageous but definitely noticeable. Again is this normal? I apologize in advance for the stupid questions.

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    its the inverter (i think thats what its called) dont worry about it. but vibration!!? whatt

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    Jim
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    What I mean by vibration is when I place my hand on the front panel where the logo is I feel vibration.

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    it could be a number of things like the hard drive fan or disk drive or even the inverter..

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    Mine has a vibration as well, but I am sure there is nothing to worry about, in fact i never noticed it until I put my hand on the apple logo, thanks a bunch

    If the vibration were causing your iMac to move around your desktop you probably would need to be concerned.

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    I can feel a very slight vibration from mine also. This is most likely from the hard drive spinning, as I believe it is located to the left of the apple logo (bottom left corner of the iMac)

    Nothing to worry about really (I would be more worried if there was no vibration, because that would mean the HDD has failed lol!)

    Regards,

    Chris.

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    nothing to worry about. probs useful if you want to know if your hd has gone !

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