Mac Classic Noise?

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  1. iBookG4 FTW macrumors member

    iBookG4 FTW

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    I booted up my old Macintosh Classic today, and it was making a noise it never had before. The fan sounded really loud, but I'm not sure it's even the fan.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Sly macrumors 6502

    Sly

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    From memory there is no fan in the Macintosh Classic. About the only thing that could make a nasty noise is the HD, or possibly something jammed in the floppy drive?
     
  3. Ill Mitch macrumors member

    Ill Mitch

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    Do you have one of those detachable fans that sits on the top of the computer?

    I have one on my old Mac Plus and it's pretty loud, I think it's just a build up of dust or something on the fan, your hard-drive should be fine.
     
  4. iBookG4 FTW thread starter macrumors member

    iBookG4 FTW

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    There has always been something jammed in the floppy drive, but I've never heard this noise before. it's like a loud clicking noise, but it slows down and speeds up as the computer does (like on shut down it'll slowly come to a stop.)
     
  5. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a

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    The Classic did have a fan for cooling. It could be that but if the sound is a clicking, it is most likely the old hard drive. You may want to find another 50 pin scsi drive if you wish to continue using this old computer.
     

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