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My Mac Desktop is making a light humming noise when I turn it on. Sometimes I can get it to stop by turning my MAC off, waiting and then turning back it on. Sometimes, it will stop humming after about 10 minutes.  I have cleaned my desktop off so that it does not have a bunch of things to open when I turn it on. It's about 3 or 4 years old which I know makes it a fossil in computer years...If I can't get the noise to stop, I just turn it off and don't get it on it all. but, this is an issue b/c this is my work computer.

 

Questions for MAC experts: can I continue to work on my MAC? Or will something burn out on it, like a fan? Can I take it to a local MAC repair shop and have this issue fixed?

 

I bought a good back up hard drive from Other World Computers (OWC) and it will arrive next week...plan on putting my most important documents on it.

 

My desktop is a MAC OS X, 10.5.8

 

Thanks in advance for advice!

Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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