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    Sep 22, 2009
    my iMac sound like a PC I'm scared
    Well its doing that clicking noise That PC do. I have the 24 inch, 600 gb, 4 g ram. Anyways it just started now. Its getting to me. I don't use the computer for much other than music about 4 gigs, blogging, internet surfin and watch videos.

    I liked it when it was silent. I switched from PC because it sucked.

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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Perhaps it's because the Mac is a PC. And just like any other PC, it has fans and hard drives that make a bit of noise. Now, granted Apple has taken great pains to reduce the noise, but it will still be there when the setting is especially quiet. If you believe it to be defective, book an appointment with the Genius Bar at an Apple Store.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    D3v1L80Y's Avatar
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    Feb 02, 2004
    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Perhaps it's because the Mac is a PC. And just like any other PC, it has fans and hard drives that make a bit of noise.
    Yes, computers do have moving parts inside and those parts do tend to make some noise now and then.
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    Oct 08, 2007
    What disturbs me is my external drives are really loud both are IOMEGA drives. Some drive manufactures are louder than others. I have heard the drive in my iMac a few times but nothing that concerns me. I hear about the same harddrive noise from both Windows machines I have running in my office.
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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    G'day jj and welcome to the forums.

    Go into Disk Utility and see what SMART status has to say about the condition of the drive. SmartReporter is a great little utility that sits in the Menu bar and advises when, and if, you have drive problems.


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