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  1. #1

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    Oct 10, 2007
    Loud buzzing from new Intel iMac 20"
    Just bought my first Mac, a new Intel iMac, 2.4Ghz, 20", 1GB RAM.

    It intermittently buzzes like crazy. Can't tie it down to particularly high levels of CPU usage.. but the strangest thing is, after a while if I gently rock the screen backwards and forwards, it seems to make it quieter.

    Other times it's just not there at all.

    How worried should I be about this problem - and if I decide that I'm not going to put up with it - what's the typical procedure from Apple? Replacement? Or do I have to go without my computer for days on end?

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Oct 10, 2007
    i had exactly the same thing on my 24in imac g5.

    i took it back to apple and they exchanged it same day.

    v happy with my new silent imac

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    Mar 19, 2007
    NY USA
    iMac 5.1 | iMac 7.1 | iPod Touch | iPod Nano
    Was a cd/dvd in the drive?
    schweb This has to be one of the best threads ever in MF history...
    Cherokee This gets my vote for most innovative thread on Mac-Forums... ever.

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    Apr 29, 2006
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    iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, 256 GB SSD, 2 TB HDD, 8 GB RAM
    Sounds like a poorly seated or defective fan to me - I would take it back.
    My Macs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz, G4 Cube with 1.2 GHz Upgrade
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  5. #5

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    Mar 19, 2007
    Definitely take it back. You didn't shell out major bucks to have a noisy computer.
    iMac - 2.4 C2D - 4GB RAM | MacBook - 2.0 C2D - 2GB RAM | AirPort Extreme Base Station

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