WIERD SOUND on IMAC 2011 Startup

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  1. bushman4 macrumors 68000

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    I'm getting this wierd sound on startup, sort of like the sound when you throw a file in the garbage. It lasts for a second or 2 . Is this normal????

    I tried muting the speakers to see if that was it but I still heard the sound.

    Any thoughts or ideas appreciated. THANKS
     
  2. BroodRooster macrumors member

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    Have this to on my white macbook :) Software related can't figure out where it comes from
     
  3. John T macrumors 68020

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    Most likely the HDD running up as it loads the OS.
     
  4. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Possibly the superdrive (DVD drive). It generally tries to mount when the computer starts up to check if there's a disc inserted, which causes a brief mechanical sound. Happens on all my Macs.
     
  5. BroodRooster macrumors member

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    It s really the sound when you move a file to garbage, i def know what a mechinal noise is and a software related noise :)
     
  6. John T macrumors 68020

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    Perhaps it would help if you were a little more explicit. In your first post you said "sort of like the sound when you throw a file in the garbage". Now you say "it's really the sound....." :confused:

    Surely, if it was a software related noise, it wouldn't be heard if you muted the speakers? (As you stated in your original post!)
     
  7. Wally4000 macrumors newbie

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    You say it sounds like the trash emptying.. Well how does the Trash empty when the OS hasn't even booted? ;)

    As John said, its the superdrive and nothing else.
     
  8. AlphaDogg, Oct 10, 2011
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    AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    The guy you quoted and the OP are two different people, fwiw.

    Edit: Oops. Disregard this.
     
  9. bushman4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I said thats what the sound sounds like. Its not the trash emptying.
     
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