Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Member Since
    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

  2. #2

    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
    Member Since
    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?

  3. #3

    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.13 iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.13 , iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 5s,
    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.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. 27" i5 iMac (Mid 2010) Hard Drive Grinding Noise
    By the awakening in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-12-2012, 01:26 PM
  2. Whirring, oscillating noise
    By jmeeter in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-17-2008, 03:44 PM
  3. Grinding Noise
    By thomas.mascaro in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-13-2008, 05:35 PM
  4. Shutting down: quiet whirring noise
    By iSleep in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-09-2007, 11:07 PM
  5. Grinding Noise?
    By zer0cach3 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-29-2005, 05:09 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts