strange metronome sound, and my mac wont start up?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by luckyhot, May 7, 2009.

  1. luckyhot macrumors newbie

    luckyhot

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    Dec 9, 2007
    Location:
    Denmark.
    #1
    Okay this isnt the first time this has happened, but this time its even more strange .. :confused:

    I have a mac intel 10.4.11 that wont go pass the grey screen with the apple logo, and the spinning wheel that just keeps spinning round and round and round .
    I thought that i just had to wait, but after a few hours i got tired of waiting! so i putted in my installation disk and tried the whole disk reparing utility thing. but that didnt solve my problem. ? and the strangest thing is when i turn my mac on, it makes this really weird sound, almost like a metronome clicking continuesly :confused:

    so what do i do now?
     
  2. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

    allan.nyholm

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2007
    Location:
    Aalborg, Denmark
    #2
    Have you tried resetting the SMC(System Management Controller) or reset PRAM?

    Read about the SMC here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1543 and see if your Mac is among the one listed being affected.

    Not sure if resetting it will help but it's worth a shot if nothing else is helping like disk repair with Disk Utility.

    EDIT: Okay.. so reading about the SMC it only involves power issues. Sorry about that. But it's fairly easy to reset it anyhow. You might be surprised.
     

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