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    Oct 05, 2008
    iMac Whirring Grinding Noise
    Today I noticed that my iMac was making a whirring and almost grinding noise. Everything works fine and the noise seems to only occur at specific times. One time was when iTunes was accessing a CD of spooky sounds I just placed in the drive. No, this grinding noise was not one of the tracks on the CD! The sound also occurred earlier, but I can't remember when it was doing it. Any suggestions other than making sure all my info it backed up? What could be causing this?
    PS: I know Macs frequently make a whirring noise, but the deep throated grinding is definitely new. I am a longtime Mac user

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    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
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    Jul 24, 2008
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Only happens when you have a CD in the drive?

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    dtravis7's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac late 2007 10.11.b4, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!
    Yes good question, is it for sure only happening with a CD/DVD in the drive? My iMac's Optical drive with some media makes a very deep throated noise but with most other media it's very quiet.

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