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My Apple Imac Making a very Strange Noise?


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#1 JayJax

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 05:37 AM

I was watching a couple videos yesterday on my Imac and periodically it would make the most unusual noise.   I don't know how to describe it other than perhaps like two porcelain dinner plates when you slide one atop the other on a shelf.   I know that sounds strange to you - and to me too.  For a while I thought it must be my imagination or something else making the noise but it is coming from my Imac?

 

Anyone ever heard of such a thing?

 

Thanks.



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 09:26 AM

A similar thing has happened to me. I think it's the DVD clicking when it hits a damaged place on the video. 


Edited by Twin B, 06 April 2015 - 09:26 AM.

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 02:21 PM

A similar thing has happened to me. I think it's the DVD clicking when it hits a damaged place on the video. 

hmmmmm, I don't think I have a DVD in my computer but I will check - the videos were on You-Tube.



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 03:00 PM

Oh, the movies I watched were on DVD. 


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Posted 06 April 2015 - 09:41 PM

Oh, the movies I watched were on DVD. 

Thanks for the tip anyway -  I just had the hard drive replaced not long ago at considerable expense - I hope nothing else is going out on it - not that old to have had such a  serious problem with it.


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Posted 06 April 2015 - 10:33 PM

There are only a few things in a PC that move, CD /DVD drive, Hard Drive, And fans, It could be any one of those.

 

Have you tried isolating the section where the noise is coming from? That may give you an idea of what is making the noise.

 

 

 

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Not something I would like to take apart


Edited by NickAu, 06 April 2015 - 10:51 PM.


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Posted 07 April 2015 - 03:53 AM

Thanks I'll investigate that since i know now where the moving parts are - see what i come up with.  No, I'm not a good take-apart person because I'm an even worse put-together-again person.



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 04:10 AM

 

No, I'm not a good take-apart person because I'm an even worse put-together-again person.

I always seem to have bits left over.



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 10:53 AM

 

 

No, I'm not a good take-apart person because I'm an even worse put-together-again person.

I always seem to have bits left over.

 

The ever troublesome "bits" leftovers.  :hysterical:

 

Haven't been back on my Apple for a day or 2 - if I figure out what it is I'll give an update for those who might be curious or bored.


Edited by JayJax, 07 April 2015 - 11:15 AM.





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