Tiger is buzzing at me!

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  1. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    AH! I just updated from Panther to Tiger. Now, about 25% of the time when ever I place an item on the desktop it makes a LOUD clicky-buzz-feedback sound. Some times it dose it randomly too.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If you mute the Alert Volume (in the Sound section of System Preferences), does this still occur? I'm just trying to work out what exactly the sound is and where it's coming from. :)
     
  3. lancestraz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No. It almost sounds like it's coming from the hard drive.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, go to Disk Utility in the Utilities folder and ensure that when you select your hard drive, the little blurb at the bottom states that SMART Status is Verified. Maybe you should look into running fsck too. :)
     
  5. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    I think that might be an alert sound. Turn your speakers off and see if it still makes the sound.
     
  6. lancestraz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My SMART statues is verified. When the volume is muted it still makes the sound.

    I just realized it only happens when there's a CD in the in the drive.
    I have a super drive. It's been kinda buggy since day 1. It's very picky about what type of media it'll read. It's also one of those drives that spits the CD right out of the computer and bounces it across the desk, unless you catch it.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If fsck looks a bit risky for you at this stage (it's admittedly quite intimidating at first) then go back to Disk Utility and Verify the Disk. Just to be clear, you're Verifying the Disk, not Verifying the Disk Permissions. :)

    Does it all come back okay?
     
  8. lancestraz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I verified disk permissions and everything was fine.
    And know it's doing it without a CD in the drive.
    It's coming from the top right corner of the iMac. It's a loud pop.

    I managed to get a recording, if it helps....
     
  9. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    You said the drive has been buggy and the sound is coming from the top-right... maybe the disc drive is going out?
     
  10. lancestraz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But it dose it without the disk in the drive (despite what I said earlier).
    It happens when ever I copy a file to the desktop.

    I wonder if it IS the Super Drive, and whenever I copy a file to the desktop it updates everything, witch would include looking in the Super Drive. Just a thought....
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Nah, I meant verify the disk, not the permissions. :)
     
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    You repaired permissions and it came back fine? I haven't run a permission repair since 10.4.1 without getting quite a few messages. Meh, I doubt this is related to your problem anyway.

    Maybe try a PRAM reset. :)
     
  14. lancestraz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What I met by fine was, nothing out of the ordinary.
    What exactly will restarting the PRAM do?
     
  15. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Resetting the PRAM will revert some of the optical drive's settings back to their defaults. :)
     
  16. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    That sounded like a speaker pop you recorded. Try resetting the PRAM and tell us what happens....thats a loud pop.


    Bless
     
  17. lancestraz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I reset the PRAM, it still pops at me..... But I do notice a few sound effects that weren't there before....:p
     
  18. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe try resetting the PMU then. If this does nothing, then I'd take it to Apple.

    Oh, and what are the new sound effects? :)
     
  19. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    any snapping? clapping perhaps? jingle bells in the air?

    I am recently reminded of my last really bad joke:

    Last time I inserted my OS X DVD, it hurt.

    OOPS WRONG SLOT DRIVE
     
  20. lancestraz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Now when I move files it makes a ding sound. And as for reseting the PM, I have a iMac, not a PB or iBook.
     
  21. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Woah, sorry, no idea why I assumed it was a laptop. Well, resetting the SMU on iMacs can be convoluted depending on the model. What sort of iMac is it?
     
  22. lancestraz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's an iMac G5 20 inch. The very first model that came out.
     
  23. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, it's not worth the effort for resetting original iMac's SMUs. It's quite a convoluted process involving taking the machine apart and pressing a button on the logic board. It can void your warranty too. :eek:
     
  24. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

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    If it IS the hard drive clicking, then it's about to die. I'm guessing it's the speakers, if nothings else is wrong... maybe the fan? Sorry, I wasn't able to hear the recording, I got 404'd which happens too often with .mac accounts, for some reason.
     
  25. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    iMac rev A and B are allowed to be taken apart, hence the user servicable parts. This will not affect your warranty.
     

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