Unidentified Noise

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nfpeay, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I hear a 'Click' every so often on my iMac - I sounds very much like a camera shutter being released as if someone is taking a snap shot? Does anyone have any idea what this could be?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. macrumors P6

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    OS X makes that camera shutter noise when you take a screen shot by hitting shift-command-4.
     
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    bmcgrath

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    #3
    Could be the hard drive parking.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is exactly the sound I hear but of course I am not performing a screen shot, I could be just reading a post or I may be typing a note - makes me wonder if I have been hacked somehow and someone is taking screenshots without my knowledge.

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    Thanks for the reply - the sound is coming through the speakers and way to often for the HD to be parking, really has me puzzled.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    The fact that it's coming from the speakers indicates it's a system generate sound attached to some recurring event. I have an MBP and noticed that there's a sound effect in sound preferences called "Frog" that sounds somewhat similar to the shutter sound. There's also "Tink" which produces a click.
     

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