1. method's Avatar
    I have this constant clicking noise coming from the bottom of my iMac 24"

    The noise begins when I turn the machine on, and wont stop, until I turn it off. It is a constant clicking, with no audible change in loudness, just a constant clicking.

    I've done some research and the descriptions of the noise are unspecific. I have recorded what my noise sounds like in hopes of figuring this out.

    I have tried enabling the Energy Saver option "Put hard disks to sleep when possible" but that didn't work.

    Attached is an .m4a of the noise, it is 3 seconds long and kind of quiet but its there.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
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    Last edited by method; 2009-10-11 at 06:23 PM.
    2009-10-11 06:14 PM
  2. cpjr's Avatar
    I would say its the harddrive.
    2009-10-11 06:41 PM
  3. velocity211's Avatar
    Sounds like my hard drive a week before it died. I'd backup all the data if I were you.
    2009-12-01 03:36 AM
  4. alexk82's Avatar
    you better back that up. the new imac have a notorious reputation of having load harddrives, but that sounds like a dying one
    2009-12-15 11:59 PM