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Old Nov 24, 2004, 04:51 PM   #1
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Meowing G5?

I have an odd question. I'm not even sure its a problem. I have a dual 2.5 and every so often it..."meows"... or makes a squeek or something. Sounds like a dying cat. It's pretty faint but I hear it like every half hour or so. It's not coming from the speaker but from the hardware itself. Anyone else notice this?
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Old Nov 24, 2004, 05:06 PM   #3
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I have an odd question. I'm not even sure its a problem. I have a dual 2.5 and every so often it..."meows"... or makes a squeek or something. Sounds like a dying cat. It's pretty faint but I hear it like every half hour or so. It's not coming from the speaker but from the hardware itself. Anyone else notice this?

It would most likely be the PSU or one if not more of the Fans. Get them checked out you have Apple Care.
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Old Nov 24, 2004, 05:15 PM   #4
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I've heard it as well coming from my G5 1.6 as well. Every once in a while you hear a "prrrrrrrrrrr" and then it stops.

Not sure what causes it...

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I have an odd question. I'm not even sure its a problem. I have a dual 2.5 and every so often it..."meows"... or makes a squeek or something. Sounds like a dying cat. It's pretty faint but I hear it like every half hour or so. It's not coming from the speaker but from the hardware itself. Anyone else notice this?
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Old Nov 24, 2004, 05:43 PM   #5
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I've heard it as well coming from my G5 1.6 as well. Every once in a while you hear a "prrrrrrrrrrr" and then it stops.

Not sure what causes it...
Sounds to me that it is one of the fans, however it might have just turned on a dime since the CPU temperature was high and then dropped and thus all you heard is a "prrrrrr" sound.
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Old Nov 24, 2004, 06:03 PM   #6
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Is this panther?
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Old Nov 24, 2004, 06:07 PM   #7
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Old Nov 24, 2004, 06:35 PM   #8
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It's not a purrrr nor the fans revving. It usually happens when I leave it alone for a while and work on my other machine. It's like a creak or squack...geeze..all the ridicule I'll get from this...I'll try to record it if i get a chance...HA!
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Old Nov 24, 2004, 06:50 PM   #9
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I have a G5 and it may make similar sounds. Although to me it more sounds like a tea kettle ... the sound it makes when you turn of the gas and the last few fumes of steam disappear and the kettle metal contracts back (prutteling sound) Better have somebody record it since pruttelen is not an English word.
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