imac needs first aid!
Thanks for all of the well wishes yesterday, I really appreciated them. But, unfortunately, the saga continues. One of the reasons we're changing from our old pc to a new mac is because when we start the pc the fan makes a loud noise for about 20 minutes. Plus, it's big and we've had the hard drive crash and other heartaches.
Yesterday, just as I finished migrating all of my data to the iMac with the help of a my neighbor who is a very patient technology consultant, it started to make a buzzing sound. He had left by then and I was finishing up in Quickbooks - double ugh.
Although it doesn't sound like a fan, I thought it could be as both computers were running in the same area and it was a little bit hot. So, I shut it off. Put on the air conditioner. Come back later. Try again. Buzz, buzz, buzz. Call Tech support. No difference. Now, we have to take it to the Apple store for repair. Ugh!
But, I'm not complaining. I'm not COMPLAINING. I'm NOT COMPLAINING. I'M COMPLAINING!
Has anyone ever have a problem like this with a Mac? I just hope they can fix it without losing all of the work involved in moving my files, emails, etc. and that it doesn't become a recurring situation.
6.26.08 Update: iMac is now with Tech Support so they can "bust it open and run some diagnostics" to identify what all the buzz is about. I've been warned that it might be a bad hard drive - eek! I gave them the brand new external hard drive I was going to use, so I hope if that's the case, they'll be able to back it up. But, I still have my PC hooked up just in case.
7.8.08 Update: iMac had a misaligned fan and it was replaced. Phew!
Photo Credit : Ribattak