New iMac noise when booting up

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 93MPH, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. 93MPH macrumors member

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    I just bought a new iMac (2.93) today and every time I turn it on it makes a weird zzzZZ noise. Same thing happens when I wake the computer up from sleep mode. It sounds like its coming from the disc drive area. IDK if this is normal or what to do to fix it but hearing that noise it is pretty annoying.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    That's normal. That's what happens when you have moving parts in a machine.
     
  3. 93MPH thread starter macrumors member

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    Is it normal for it to be louder than other machines?
     
  4. edgew8 macrumors regular

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    sounds like a bad harddrive, Im not 100% sure but you should take it in to the :apple:store to have it looked at.
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Yes.

    If it is in the area of the optical drive, it is not the hard drive.
     
  6. SydneyDev macrumors 6502

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    It is the optical drive checking for a disc. To confirm, try leaving a disc in and see if the noise changes.
     
  7. 93MPH thread starter macrumors member

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    Its the optical drive. I left a Disc in there and now it doesn't make that noise when I boot it up.
     
  8. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    yeah all my slot loaders have made that noise
     

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