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    strange arcing in iMac
    the iMac g5 has a very strange arcing sound when I take a screen shot using command shift 3 or 4 while iTunes is running or preview is open is this a normal occurrence I sounds like eventually this is going to blowup does anyone else experience this? Scares the heck out of you if your volume is set loud. I think I have ignored this problem long enough, I have to make sure it is a problem before I contact Apple care.
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    it makes a 'camera' noise when you hit those keys, it should sound like your taking a picture
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    Quote Originally Posted by coach_z
    it makes a 'camera' noise when you hit those keys, it should sound like your taking a picture
    -chris
    I have a funny feeling that is what he is hearing, but it really does sound like a camera click.

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    Yes It makes that noise also but it also sounds like sparking inside computer
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    mute or turn off all your speakers and try again, just to make sure that it is or isnt coming from the compy
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    thats just it It doesn't do it every time I will try and record the noise and link it on here give me a few
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    Quote Originally Posted by iNAP
    thats just it It doesn't do it every time I will try and record the noise and link it on here give me a few
    Like Coach suggested, see if you can get that noise with the volume mutted. If not, it has to be coming from the speakers.

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    it figures, I can not duplicate it, as soon as I stop trying, it will startup again you watch..errrrr!
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