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ChristineHoangT 05-23-2007 11:10 PM

Problems with loud humming sounds
Hi. I am a first time mac owner, so I do not know very much about this stuff. I was wondering if some one could help me out with this problem. So, my Mac mini is making a very loud humming sound every time I turn it on. It never used to make this sound until about the beginning of this week. Everything works fine, it's just really irritating. Does anyone have any clue what the problem can be or is there any suggestions on what I can do to correct this problem? Thanks, again!

iRye 05-23-2007 11:50 PM

Sorry, wrong forum. Mods move to Mac mini forums.

Welcome to MF, ChristineHoangT

ChristineHoangT 05-24-2007 11:23 AM

Oh! Sorry!

gilesjuk 05-24-2007 11:29 AM

Does tapping the case stop it?

ChristineHoangT 05-24-2007 07:02 PM

No. and I'm tapping it pretty hard. It just makes a whirling sound constantly.

gilesjuk 05-24-2007 07:44 PM

Power it down for a while, zam the pram. If that doesn't work I reckon you have a duff fan.

ChristineHoangT 05-24-2007 07:58 PM

Thanks a lot! What's a duff fan?

apple 05-25-2007 06:17 AM

A broken fan, LOL. I think that's an English slang term.

ChristineHoangT 05-25-2007 07:22 PM

Yeah, I was thinking "duff fan"? What's that mean? Oh man! a broken fan? I guess I should get it checked out then. It's too bad I don't have a warranty yet. They should be able to fix the problem once I buy the warranty, right? I hope so.

dtravis7 05-25-2007 07:24 PM

Do you have a CD or DVD in the drive? Some CD's have made the Optical drive make this LOUD buzzing/Humming sound as it was having issues with the CD.

How long you had the Mini?

It could be the CPU fan.

ChristineHoangT 05-26-2007 04:28 PM

I checked and there's nothing in the drive. I thought that was the problem at first, but there's nothing in it. I had my computer for about 4-5 months now. It's weird, everything seems to work all right, but I'm worried there's problems with the fan. I don't want to over heat my computer. I think all I can do now is buy a warranty and have my local apple store check it out.

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