Mac mini chirping- anyone have a cause?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by bpm2000, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. bpm2000 macrumors newbie

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    I am interested in hearing from people who have had the "chirping" and what it was finally diagnosed as?

    I have a 2.2c2d refurb mini I bought about a month ago and it is constantly making chirping noises - I haven't been able to pinpoint what is causing it, or if it is tied to any activity yet.

    thanks
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    what do you mean by chirping? Maybe there's a cricket in there. ;)
     
  3. bpm2000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Its hard to describe, just a repeating chirping sound, almost like there is a bird stuck in there. A search reveals that others have had this problem but nobody seems to have pinned down a single legit reason.
     
  4. indg macrumors 6502

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    seeing as there's only a couple moving parts, it's either the fan(s) or hard drive. some hdd's beep (tell the system to beep) to let you know they're failing (like how brakes pads squeal when they need to be replaced). a constant squealing/chirping sound is most likely the fan. a random beep or odd noise is prob the hard drive. that's all i can guess without actually hearing what you hear.
     
  5. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    Agreed. Possibly a bad bearing in fan or HD
     
  6. jrichman63 macrumors regular

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  7. SisterRay macrumors regular

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    My mac book used to chirp, then my hard drive failed
     
  8. bpm2000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Guess I'll back up the ol' HD soon. My macs have such a terrible track record with HDs.. I wonder if the slim designs just come at the price of hotter HDs.
     
  9. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    My 3 year old mac mini's still going strong. No problems at all. Hopefully it will stay that way.
     

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