Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 10:18 AM (in response to SoufyanABBAS)
Record the sound, burn a audio cd and take it back for a warranty call.
I suspect it's your hard drive dying, they make noise if they are going and the case of the iMac may be muffling that sound a bit.
so backup your data.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 11:48 AM (in response to SoufyanABBAS)
I would also suspect the hard drive - mine was having digestive problems ever since I got the iMac earlier this year. The hard drive was just now replaced compliments of Apple care and all is quiet now. Since you have Applecare, call them - I don't know about the UK, but in the US if you live within 50 miles of an authorized repair center, you can ask to have them come to your home for a repair, so you might as well ask.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2013 5:20 AM (in response to babowa)
Sorry for the late reply,
I booked an appointment went to apple and plugged it in. However when we tested it there, no sound came out at all or maybe she said there was no sound! She tested it and concluded that there wasnt anything wrong. I went home plugged it in and it all started again. Maybe its because im in a quiet enviornment at home but that shouldnt mean that the iMac apple advertised as Silent should make nothing to little noise. I've backed up and have no clue what to do now!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2013 8:30 AM (in response to SoufyanABBAS)
Try this link and see if your noise is one of those:
The only other thing I can think of is to call Apple and start over explaining your concern; if they bring up the store, say that it was a very noisy environment.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2013 7:40 AM (in response to babowa)
Okay its been a while but I sen tit to Apple Authorised Repair centre, Amsys. They rectified that there was a problem and said it was from the hard drive so they replaed my hard drive and sent it back.
Obviously I was glad it was just a simple problem. But just as I turn it on I find that the sound comes back, the same as before. Now this was before I had even backed everything back up. So the issue isnt obviously wto do with strain or over working it. Its a genuine malfunction with the porlbme and im fustarted that I might have to send it back cause i have exams that I need my iMac for. Also now I am pretty sure that over time this sound is getting louder and louder now. Which also worries me that it might fail at any time....
Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2013 7:42 AM (in response to SoufyanABBAS)
Get it back to them as soon as possible and explain that the problem still exists.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2014 6:43 AM (in response to babowa)
okay well i went to an apple store for another porblem but yea ill do what you said he said at apple when i asked him what he thought it could be he said the fan and a bearing thing with it with some dust. I dont know much but i have a feeling its not dust it doesnt sound like a continuos thing t sounds liek a CPU problem.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2014 11:11 PM (in response to SoufyanABBAS)
I went to Apple told them there was a problem. They said it was the fan after we heard the noise. So they took it in and said taht they would replae all fans. After 3 days they call to say the iMac is ready. So i go in and they tell me that the problem was with the optical drive and the optical drive fan so they replaced all the fans and the optical hard drive.
Took it home and......problem started all over again. So far they've replaced the Hard Drive (2TB), all 4 fans and the optical drive and the issue is still not solved.... This is becomign really annoying and I'm fed up because ifits taking so much of my time, money and my work because I dont have to the iMac to use and im using a Sony Laptop instead. Any Suggestions please??
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2014 12:25 AM (in response to SoufyanABBAS)
It all depends on the consumer laws in your country, but I would give them one more opportunity to sort it and before doing so, tell them that if it is not fixed this time, you are rejecting the goods as "not fit for purpose" and seeking a refund - I would try to speak to the manager and get this arrangement agreed with him/her.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2014 12:31 AM (in response to SoufyanABBAS)
Frankly, it sounds like they are gradually replacing every component in your Mac ... and perhaps because they just don't have the answer. If this is the new, super slim, late 2013 iMac and under warranty, I would be inclined to ask that it be replaced. Insist on talking to the store manager and have with you a dated diary of events and the repairs that have been done as support for your argument.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2014 6:12 AM (in response to SoufyanABBAS)
You're in the UK, yes , and were you the original retail buyer ?. If so, the UK Sale of Goods Act gives you quite some rights in addition to the Applecare or other 'warranty' that you purchased.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2014 8:58 AM (in response to andyBall_uk)
So what do u propose me to do ?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2014 8:59 AM (in response to seventy one)
Its a iMac (Mid 2011) Series but it was bought only under 2 years ago.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2014 9:06 AM (in response to SoufyanABBAS)
Just to clarify this - you say it was bought "only under 2 years ago", but in your original post, you say you bought it around the begining of June (which is 6 months ago by my calculations). So which is it?
Did you buy it new? Is it the 27" mid-2011 model you refer to in your signature? If so, where did you buy it from - there are retailers who sell off old stock, but not normally as late as 18 months after the model was discontinued. And Apple remove all older models from sale on the day a new model comes out.
If you bought it secondhand, then your consumer rights are very limited indeed.