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May 14, 2012

At times my iMac (27" July 2011) starts making loud fan noise with mouse showing turning rainbow. The only way to stop is forced shutdown by pushing back button for a while. Yesterday I switched to widget screen and saw hard drive fan speed > 4000 rpm without CPU and temps by on the high side.

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Jun 16, 2009

Does it hurt the computer... If the computer is doing something (watching flash, playing a game) that turns on the fan full speed;Does this hurt the computer? There are a few games I like to play and they turn on the fan at full speed (computer gets hot too, on the bottom.)

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Sep 23, 2010

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Feb 23, 2012

Returned home this evening to hear my iMac fan making lots of noise, upon checking it was the HDD fan that was operating at 5500rpm. Both other fans were normal. Ambient temperature was 23c and HDD temp was 36c. Normally it's almost silent.It's a late 2009 21.5" base model that has never had an issue in the 23 months that I have owned it. Any idea what the problem is has it gone bad? I restarted but the problem remained I had to shut down and restart to get it back to normal.On another note how do you clean off the dark grey blotchy marks that have appeared at the top of the screen. They don't appear to be on the glass. They started in each corner now they span entire screen top.

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Mar 17, 2012

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May 21, 2010

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Oct 25, 2008

I just got my macbook pro yesterday and ran it all yesterday not hearing anything. Today when I woke it from sleep I could clearly hear the fan or hard drive going. I was in a quiet room and it's quite annoying.

istat says its at 2000 rpm so thats when I started thinking it may be the hard disk. It does pulse every now and then but thats even while it's just sitting idle.

I guess I could live with it but its just annoying. Anyone else having this?

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Apr 10, 2009

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May 15, 2012

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Aug 31, 2009

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The connector looks like this:The CD drive gets power, yet when I plug it into my PowerMac, nothing happens. Is what I'm trying to do even possible? I'd love to know!

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Jan 7, 2010

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Jun 5, 2009

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The noise starts immediately after hitting the start button and continues as long as the computer is running.It sounds similar to fan blades rubbing on something. This started while I was using the computer.

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Sep 1, 2006

I received my nice new Mac Pro yesterday. 2.66GHz With one 160gb drive and one 500gb drive and some other customisations which, for the purpose of this are not relivent.

My first and most serious problem is a rhythmic clicking, which according to technical support is a known issue and is to do with my hard disk drive. The noise comes from the top front side of the machine and clicks at around 200bpm at all times. It is very audible and unnexceptable and for this reason Apple are replacing my machine.

The second problem which I believe to be more of a design flaw is noisy fans. I obviously know fans make noise but this is an intermitent buzz, at a constant frequency. It sounds like a bee is flying about in my machine and varies according to the angle of the machine and wheither the superdrive bay is open.

As you will understand I am very dissatisfied. My machine took 3 weeks to arrive and is riddled with problems.

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Nov 3, 2007

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Could I have installed it incorrectly? Is there anything I can do, or should return it and see if I have better luck with a new one?

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Jun 7, 2010

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I just noticed this noise from my right side of computer. I think it's my hard drive noise. Came out when running a slightly heavy program such as VMWare Fusion. You guys see this as a reason to get this exchange???

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Oct 30, 2010

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Aug 6, 2009

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I boot windows and play games, but rarely. Would this upgraded video card help with video editing or rendering effects significantly enough to justify the ~$400 pricetag? Or should I save my money and buy camera equipment? More importantly, any recommendations for the quickest/most reliable 1-1.5TB drive out there? or should I avoid them? I don't want to spend a ton of money so I'm not looking to do expensive RAID setups or anything, i'm not editing uncompressed.

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Oct 21, 2009

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Aug 30, 2010

I just bought a brand new MacBook Pro about 2 weeks ago. I'd say about a week ago I notice a clicking noise when I pick up the macbook or move it at all coming from the hard drive.

I finally took to the internet to find out what was going on, and got mixed results. Some said that it was normal for a Macbook Pro and that it was securing the hard drive so it didn't break while I moved it, and a vast majority said that the hard drive's failure was imminent. So what is it?

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Sep 14, 2010

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Jan 16, 2010

I bought a 13" macbook pro only weeks ago and since the day I bought it I noticed any sudden movement causes a "clicking" noise from the hard drive. At first I assumed that apple have included some sort of safety anti shock casing built around the hard drive in case of acidentally dropping the macbook.

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Apr 14, 2010

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May 25, 2010

I've owned my iMac for a little over a year and I started having a weird buzzing noise coming from a hard drive fan. Downloaded iStat, everything runs at idle speeds (hard drive fan at 1200rpm), so the speed is not an issue. Sounds like a mechanical problem. Also downloaded FanControl, and once I increase the fan's speed to 2500rpm, the buzzing noise goes away, but now I can hear the fan It kind of defeats the purpose of having the expensive computer, that used to be virtually silent. I am in remote location in Alaska, where we don't have Apple store and the only way to fix is to ship it to mainland. Apple warranty is over, but I still get additional 1 year of coverage from Amex credit card, but I would much rather prefer to to fix it myself. Any suggestions on possibly replacing the fan myself? I am really debating whether I should ship it to Apple and trying to go through American Express with warranty. That would be complicated and I would end up without a computer for a few weeks.

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Aug 20, 2010

I bought an iMac in 2009 from the Apple Store (core 2 duo). Ever since the first time I turned it on, I have been hearing a rattling noise from what seems to be the hard drive. It is a constant rattling sound, and you can really hear it when you click something or open something. It is only noticeable when the room is dead silent - when the air conditioner is on, I can't hear it.

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Oct 31, 2009

I have a Powerbook G4 with Mac OS X 10.4.11

Its about 4-5 years old now.

Recently the hard drive or fan (I think) has started to get louder. The noise is coming from the top left hand side of powerbook. Every so often it makes a loud churning sound for a bit, then it will slow down and stop.

1. Is this the hard drive or fan?

2. Can this be fixed?

3. Is this the end of my Powerbook?

4. What should I do?

Hardware Overview:

Machine Name:PowerBook G4 15"
Machine Model:PowerBook5,8
CPU Type:PowerPC G4 (1.5)
Number Of CPUs:1
CPU Speed:1.67 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU):512 KB
Memory:2 GB
Bus Speed:167 MHz
Boot ROM Version:4.9.6f0

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Jun 3, 2009

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