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    Nov 19, 2011
    iMac 21.5-inch 2011. 2.5 GHz Intel Quad core i5, 12GB RAM, Lion 10.7.2
    2011 21.5" imac squeaking
    hey guys. im pretty sure the high pitch squeaking noise i get randomly is from a fan in my imac. it does it every 10 mins or so, squeaks 4/5 times then shuts up. apart from the slightly irritating noise (which i can live with) do you think there could be any underlying problems? i have no idea what a 'normal' istat read out is ment to look like. any help welcome.
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    BrianLachoreVPI's Avatar
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    Feb 24, 2011
    March 2011 15" MBP 2.3GHz i7 Quad Core 8GB Ram | Mid 2011 27" iMac 3.4 GHz i7 16 GB RAM 2 TB HDD
    Everything in that istat status looks normal to me. Maybe you have a faulty fan. I'd definitely take it in - since it's only likely to get worse over time. These things aren't really user serviceable - especially since yours is still under warranty.

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    And since there are three fans in an iMac, it's best to let the genius bar open it up and determine which one is making the noise.

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