Mac Pro 2009 strange noise

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by BergMeister, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. BergMeister macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Seen quite a few people having trouble with strange noise coming from bottom part of the new Mac Pro 2009.

    Attached a close mic recording of what mine sounds like... anyone recognize the sound?
     

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  2. Whiteyez macrumors regular

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  3. sparky7 macrumors member

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    Mine makes a similar noise, attached:
     

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  4. Jouhne macrumors member

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    That was not fun at all
     
  5. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    What Mac Pro do you have (all the people with noise issues seem to be running 2.26 octos) ? My 2.93 Quad is noisy at startup but after startup, no noise at all.

    Note - Some people are saying that the superdrive is noisy. When I get a chance to rip a DVD, I'll see how noisy the superdrive is.
     
  6. BergMeister thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it's a 2.26 eight core....
    and yes.. superdrive does sound like an f-16 taking off... :)
     
  7. Macpropro80 macrumors 6502

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    Compressed air, blow out the inside
     
  8. jbl108 macrumors newbie

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    MacPro Superdrive noise and vibration.

    My new 2.6 quad MP makes a clicking noise and produces an audible hum and vibration during the spin up and reading of CD's that can be partially eliminated by pressing down on the top of the MP. It also seems to struggle reading certain CD's. DVD's don't seem to be a problem. Never had this problem with another superdrive. Maybe I just have a bad one, but based on some of the other comments, these superdrives could be one of the major sources of the noise/hum/vibration noted in other postings.

    Otherwise a flawless machine; quiet as a church mouse. Much quieter than my old G4 and dual 2.0 G5.
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Ok that was beyond hilarious! Seriously, awesome. :D


    OP, that isn't right. I don't have the most recent MP but I can say my 2008 MP doesn't make such a noise.
     
  10. Pika macrumors 68000

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    My Mac Pro 2.26GHz is quite as a Mini-bar Fridge.
     

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  11. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Spoil sport, you MUST give the guy credit ... that was well executed.
     
  13. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Man that sounds like the Mac Pro has a mind of its own! Watch out its in the simplest form of a cylon!
     
  14. Pika macrumors 68000

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    Hell... I can barely hear the fan noise from bottom part...

    I still have no issue yet.
     
  15. superscientific macrumors regular

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    My 2.66 Quad does the same thing. It makes that same clicking noise and when you tip the Mac Pro or push on top of it, it stops the sound.
    I am wondering of I should try to get it repaired or is that normal? Also are there quieter superdrives you can buy to install in the second tray?
    What are some suggestions?
     

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