639 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2005 7:25 PM by Jephro
I agree - mine gets ridiculously loud too! I'm used to loud machines (owning some Wintel boxes and a G4/350 before)... of course this is all subjective... I know my Mac shouldn't be "whisper-quiet", but after paying a premium for the thing, why does it sound like it's going to explode?
I took my iMac G5 (17" 1.8 GHz Rev A) to my local Apple Store twice and (after having the thing for 5 days) they said that the sounds coming from it are "within spec" - what in the world are they smoking?
After I get the G5 back I'll be calling Apple Support to see if I can fare better and maybe get a (component or machine) replacement.
I have an imac G5, first generation and the fan noise is exactly as you described. i sent it in twice and the apple store said they "could not recreate the problem" i asked if i could sit with the technical person and "recreate" the problem for him but they said they don't do this type of service.
in all honesty, i am very disappointed with apple since i got my imac G5
another problem was my dvd drive (that was supposed to burn dvds), it could not burn dvds. i sent it in for repair and to my horror, I found out that they installed a drive that could only burn CDs instead. I had to send it again.
if not for the fact i need my imac for daily work, i would have banged on the doors of apple to repair the fans. i've read that some people have had some positive results after numerous replacements.
apple is turning into a corporation that does not care about quality control or service.
It is likely the CPU fan at the lower left:
This thread contains some downloadable sounds of the iMac: