new iBook G4 makes clicking noise?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by beethovengirl, May 24, 2004.

  1. macrumors regular

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    My new iBook G4 makes a clicking noise every so often...Anyone know what this is? Is it a problem?

    thanks! :)
     
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    yoda13

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    I have heard tell that some of the new drives are making these noises and that it is normal. However, I don't have any drives that do this, so if it were mine, for my piece of mind, I would give Apple a call.
     
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    wdlove

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    If it was mine and I lived near an Apple Store or an Apple reseller, then I would take it in for a professional opinion. If they can look at it in person, it will make the whole process easier.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    When does it make that noise? Is it at startup or when you are running a lot of applications? If that's the case, then it means your hard drive is working, and noise-making is normal in that case.

    It could also be that your hard drive is caught on something or was not properly installed, or that your slot-loading drive is malfunctioning.

    There are tons of possiblities, but I personally would not stand for it. Go to the Apple Store and have them fix it--you didn't pay them for a defective computer.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm just running Safari and surfing the web, and I can hear it every 5 minutes or so.

    Thanks for all your advice, everyone. I guess I'll call Apple. This is a bit depressing since the last iBook I had [original clamshell] suffered the infamous sleep bug/sad Mac issue soon after I purchased it.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I called Apple but they didn't have any idea what it could be and just suggested I send it in. hmm...
     

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