First sound an iMac 7.1 makes?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by VTI1031, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2007
    I recently had a HD failure and I replaced it with a 256 gb Samsung 830 SSD.

    Everything is working fine except I sometimes hear this mechanical sound "eeeh-iiiih"

    Its the same sound that I hear during startup right before the mac chime, the only problem now is that it appears randombly, even when I am away from the computer (since its acting as a plex server)

    Is that the sound from my harddisk or optical drive, I tried inserting a disc to "reset" it which was one of the suggestions I found online.

    Any other clues that could help me find out what noise it is?:confused:
  2. macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Olympia, WA
    Lol I think that's the optical drive. Sometime might be wrong with it if its doing it at random times.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2007
    Ok, makes sense

    Anyone know how to make it stop?

    I am going home to try the harddisk without sleep mode to see if its help since I guess its related to waking up from sleep...

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