iMac start up sound, help

Tbdbuckeyeitl

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Jul 25, 2012
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I have a late 2012 imac 1tb fusion drive. I heard a sound today on start up can someone tell me if your machine does this as well.
When I press the power button, I hear a whoop sound then the fans then the apple startup chime. I have not heard the whoop sound before today, is this normal, does anyone else's do this?
 

Tbdbuckeyeitl

macrumors regular
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Jul 25, 2012
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I don't have anything to record it. I don't have a CD/DVD drive or an external. The whoop sound is not as loud as the apple chime if that helps. Can anyone record theirs? Thanks for the help.
 

macthefork

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Feb 2, 2013
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Your hard drive will make a similar noise as to that described as it un-parks it's heads when it's started up. That could be what you're hearing. But, without hearing it ourselves, we can't be sure.