First sound an iMac 7.1 makes?

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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

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    Olympia, WA
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    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

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    Dec 6, 2007
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    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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