iMac cricket noises..Comming from speakers not HDD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tannerstouch, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Tannerstouch macrumors newbie

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    My iMac is driving me crazy, it's chirping like a cricket is stuck inside. Whenever it is chirping, I mute the system volume and it stops. This leads me to believe that it's not a hardware problem. I don't have any weird sound notification stuff going, and no new applications.

    It's a 2008 24" iMac, 2.8ghz, 2gb of ram - the stock configuration.

    Any ideas ? :confused:
     
  2. MinkyMomo macrumors member

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    California, USA
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    Do you happen to have an iPhone resting nearby (e.g. a foot away or so), or perhaps another phone with either Bluetooth or WiFi turned on? I've found that when it happens, moving the phone away causes the chirping to subside.
     
  3. Roy macrumors 6502

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    I've had the exact same problem with my speakers for the last year and a half. And changing speakers doesn't fix the problem. And the problem comes and goes. I will get the cricket sound off and on for a few weeks, then the sound will quit for a few weeks and then it's back again. No IPhone or anything else I can link the sound to.

    Jan 2001, 466 DA G4 tower with Apple monitor.
     

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