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Old Nov 17, 2012, 06:05 AM   #1
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Unidentified Noise

I hear a 'Click' every so often on my iMac - I sounds very much like a camera shutter being released as if someone is taking a snap shot? Does anyone have any idea what this could be?

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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:03 AM   #2
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OS X makes that camera shutter noise when you take a screen shot by hitting shift-command-4.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:32 AM   #3
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Could be the hard drive parking.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 12:31 PM   #4
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OS X makes that camera shutter noise when you take a screen shot by hitting shift-command-4.
This is exactly the sound I hear but of course I am not performing a screen shot, I could be just reading a post or I may be typing a note - makes me wonder if I have been hacked somehow and someone is taking screenshots without my knowledge.

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Could be the hard drive parking.
Thanks for the reply - the sound is coming through the speakers and way to often for the HD to be parking, really has me puzzled.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 01:29 PM   #5
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The fact that it's coming from the speakers indicates it's a system generate sound attached to some recurring event. I have an MBP and noticed that there's a sound effect in sound preferences called "Frog" that sounds somewhat similar to the shutter sound. There's also "Tink" which produces a click.
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