Macmini hangs?!

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  1. XNine macrumors 68040

    XNine

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    So, I have this mini, and no one at the apple forums have described this problem, I have googled for it.

    Anyway, sometimes the mini will make a sound like the HD is spinning like a friggin circular saw, the fans will kick up, and it completely hangs. It most often happens when in screensaver mode.

    It happened last night while using Safari. WTF?

    Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Happens when you're logged in as another user?
     
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    What apps are running and what hardware is plugged in? :)
     
  6. Morn macrumors 6502

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    Err, are you sure that that's not the normal sound of the cooling fan when the CPU is busy? Because a hard drive making that noise suggests hard drive failure and that can cause hangs.
     
  7. XNine thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I've done the usual fixes, but none have worked. Repair permissions, reset PRAM, etc. RAM checks out okay.

    No, the noise is not usual. I mean, it sounds like it's trying to kill itself.

    I dunno, maybe I'll take it in to Apple this weekend.
     
  8. Morn macrumors 6502

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    Could very well be something in the hard drive grinding on some lose piece of metal or something. Sounds like a tpyical case of hard drive failure to me.
     

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