Mac Mini chirping/squeaking

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ZachsMacDaddy, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. ZachsMacDaddy macrumors 6502

    ZachsMacDaddy

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    Every once in a while my Mac Mini will start to chirp/squeak. It almost sounds like crickets.

    It started doing it again about 5-10 minutes ago and just stopped as I began typing this post.

    Does that sound like it could be the fan making the noise or the hard drive? I would think that if it were the drive I would here it MUCH more often.
     
  2. rfruth macrumors regular

    rfruth

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    Don't worry if something is going to fail you'll know when it does :mad: course you can use aquarium tubing (or some such) to isolate the offending part :eek:
     
  3. stukdog macrumors 6502

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    My Guess is that it's the fan. At least that would explain why it only happend every once and a while. (perhaps when the fan kicks on.)

    Perhaps you can take the top off and get a better location when it starts to chirp.
     
  4. ZachsMacDaddy thread starter macrumors 6502

    ZachsMacDaddy

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    It's a good thing it's still under the original 1 year warranty until mid October.

    This will be the first time I've ever had to deal with Apple support.
     
  5. stukdog macrumors 6502

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    Apple Support is great. If it's under warranty than that is definitely the way to go. Just be sure to get a good backup and then get it in.
     
  6. techathy macrumors newbie

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    What was the resolution of this issue? I have a mac mini doing the same thing & wondering if it's time to replace it or not.
     
  7. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    definitely sounds like the fan, just tell apple you know it is and they can change it out :)
     

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