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Julie of The Gadgeteer ordered a 24 inch iMac as soon as they were announced and I’ve been following her adventure in Macdom since she received her first system.  Yes, I said first 24 inch iMac.  Julie was immediately confronted with an annoying hum emanating from […]

Julie of The Gadgeteer ordered a 24 inch iMac as soon as they were announced and I’ve been following her adventure in Macdom since she received her first system.  Yes, I said first 24 inch iMac.  Julie was immediately confronted with an annoying hum emanating from the monitor that was so bad she sent the unit back and got another.  That one also had the hum so she sent that one back, too.  She recently gave us an update of her ordeal and it seems the third iMac she received still has a noticeable hum, although this one is not as bad as the first two so she thinks she may just live with it.  Other than the annoying hum the 24 inch iMac looks pretty sweet.  I must say that Julie is being a heck of a lot nicer about the recurring problem than I would be.

  1. I wonder if there is something on her work environment (IR, RF, TV radiation, cordless phone, poor power wiring in her wall) which could be interacting with the computer to cause the hum? Weird…

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  2. Dave:

    I’m not the only person complaining about this defect with the 24″ iMacs. I’ve read stories from others as well. I will say that my latest machine is less noticeable, and I’ve learned to ignore it. I don’t even hear it when the furnace is running :o)

    The wiring in my office is all brand new as of January last year, so I don’t think that would be it. I will try unplugging my cordless phone though. It might be interesting to know that my 20″ G5 iMac does not exhibit this behavior, and neither does a Samsung 17″ LCD connected to a Mac Mini.

    Julie

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