iMac start up sound, help

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  1. Tbdbuckeyeitl macrumors regular

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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?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Can you record it with your phone or other device and attach it to your next post?
     
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    On my 2011 iMac it's normal to hear the DVD drive cycling on power up, kind of a high-pitched two-part sound "Wheep-whoop". Do you have an external DVD drive attached maybe?
     
  4. Tbdbuckeyeitl thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     
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  6. macthefork macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  7. Tbdbuckeyeitl thread starter macrumors regular

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    If I record it on my phone how do I get it on the board.
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    Start by telling us what exact phone you have and how you want to record with it?
     

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