I suspect you will see errors that won't repair. It almost sounds like that noise a bike makes when you put a baseball card against its wheel. The fan is still spinning at its usual 2000rpm. The only thing that changed recently is that i relocated it to a different city, but i don't see why that would cause this. Aug 14, 2010 Got an original Intel Core Duo iMac. You may be right that is a fan although this sounds pretty exactly like my symptoms , but without applecare that's probably going cost about as much to fix as applecare does, plus the inconvenience.
This clicking is very annoying and when I am typing up reports and schoolwork it sometimes makes it hard to concentrate allthough very quiet. I think its near the left hand side of the palmrest. Or get notified of new Internet Patrol articles for free! I can't be sure, but it seems to be coming from the right side. It trashes normally, but at the beginning, the speakers click almost like they want to play that empty trash noise, but cannot because it is mute. The sound appears to be coming from the rear of the computer, near the top.
I know what I heard, and it was pretty bad. Does anyone else have this problem? Based on my past experiences, I unfortunately jump to the conclusion of it being some sort of monitoring software, installed remotely without knowledge at least this would be the case for me. The only way to diagnose this is to have a pro look at it. The best option, if you don't have the tech skills to open this up is to have a pro take a look at it. She is also a legislative consultant, and wrote part of our Federal anti-spam law. At least they do let people know! Thank you once again for the pictures.
According to complaints, the issue mostly pertains to the latest 15-inch MacBook Pro model. And sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, I wish there was a lot more article like this. Really creeps me out sometimes. Be sure to include the video you linked in your comments. Jun 19, 2009 So I turned on my Macbook Pro today and this clicking noise is coming from the rightmost fan hole.
Sep 6, 2010 I may have found a solution for all the people out there who upgraded their hd's to a 7200rpm and have the clicking noise. There's no pattern - sometimes it happens every few minutes, sometimes it won't happen for hours. I guess it's the hard drive going to sleep sound? If the MacBook stops clicking, the disc that caused the noise may be dirty or damaged. So, now I know what it sounds like! When a computer makes a clicking noise, it is always disconcerting, particularly if you use your Apple MacBook for conducting your business. Very annoying and an absolute Dealbreaker. If you have applecare and are in a large urban area, there's a possibility that they will come to you, although they don't do it where I am. The machine does not fall in the range of the power supply repair program.
I talked with them, they send a new power brick and the problem when away. Jun 13, 2010 Everytime i hold the mbp up with just one hand, there would be this clicking sound. I love it, but it had a tendency to make all sorts of nasty noises. Freezer Proof Bag large enough to hold the drive 2. Check for this by ejecting the disc, checking the inside of the optical drive for debris and inserting a different disc. Its sounded like a ticking noise and got more frequent as the fan speed increased. Now it just makes the clicking noise.
Has anyone ever ran across this before? The Internet Patrol is and always has been free. The freezing process milage will very but it is worth a try to get data from a dead drive. Hard drives fail - then you replace failed hard drives. I am sorry to say this but it is a true statement that computers users should do. Well, the reason why I added the bottom fan was that I had just installed a new hard drive, and my other fan is on the other side of the case, so I figured my system would benefit best if I put the fan on the bottom, right next to the drives.
Might I have got one that's a little out of whack or are they all that way? Are there any fixes for a noisy hard drive aside from voiding my warranty and putting my own in? Many Mac users leave their Mac on for weeks at a time. At first I thought it was the hard drive, it almost sounds like a seeking head, but upon closer inspection, the sound is definitely coming from the optical drive. Imagine being able to read full articles right in your email, or on your phone, without ever having to click through to the website unless you want to! People also searched for if your mobile phone makes funny noisess 6 , why is my iphone 8 honking 5 , iphone 8 plus making siren noise 3 , iphone made loud claxon sound 2 , iphone made a chirp noise 2 , when iphone makes noise shuts off 2 , what if your phone makes noises 2 , google fi moto phone makes ping noise 1 , buzzing noise in my iphone 8 plus 1 , F-150 makes loud noise when answering cell phone 1 , why would my cell phone make a buzzing noise 1 , ihpone making guitar noise 1 , iphone 10 making watch noise 1 , iphone 10making weird vibrating noise 1 , iphone 6 makes a weird noise and my battery goes down every time it does 1 If you find this useful please share it! I have bought from this vendor for my own iMac and had good results I am not affiliated with them. This only happens on the left part of the screen from, top to bottom. Also the fan is pretty loud, considering I haven't put anything on the computer yet. I switched the har disk to another bay to see if it comes from the hard disk but no, its not the hard disk. As if it's like not flushed against the bezel.
My computer was plugged on a power bar and I decided to plug it directly onto the wall outlet instead and guess what? Last night my iMac started making noises similar to that of a disk drive when it's reading and writing. I'll contact some premium resellers tomorrow and ask if they know what I can do about it. I'd rather not have to send it in, as I use it a lot that's why I'm posting here but I'd much rather do that than risk damage to my system. It has a ticking sound like a clock , low level but still audible, can it be turned off? Some would say that the external air would be cooler for the power supply, but it is also true that the supplied filters will in time clog up faster being on the bottom and the power supply would fail from heat die to the lack of air circulation through it. So i restart, the Mac pro gets o the normal point of turning off the display before the spin up sound, but instead this ticking sound occurred.