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    What is that clicking sound (as drops fall in water) from my Mac despite all sounds are switched off?

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    Well depends what Mac, what hard drive.

    A clicking sound can be the sound of a platter disk failing. Make sure you have backups. The next guess with no sound of th e clicking attached, may be an internal fan. What type of Mac are you busing ads I have misplaced my crystal ball?
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Probably could use more info. But what Harry mentioned are a couple great possibilities.

    - Nick
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    Mac clicking (waterdrop) sound
    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Well depends what Mac, what hard drive.

    A clicking sound can be the sound of a platter disk failing. Make sure you have backups. The next guess with no sound of th e clicking attached, may be an internal fan. What type of Mac are you busing ads I have misplaced my crystal ball?
    Hi Harry, Thanks for your message. Here is my MAC: ardware Overview:

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac13,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core i5
    Processor Speed: 2,7 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 4
    L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 8 GB
    Boot ROM Version: IM131.010F.B00
    SMC Version (system): 2.9f5
    Serial Number (system): C02JT2CKDNCR
    Hardware UUID: CFE13335-6421-5643-96D1-7BE4ED7778DE

    SW macOS Hugh Sierra V 10.03

    Backup HDD for Time Machine: 3 TB Porsche Design HDD

    I recorded this sound by my Ihone but I can not find how to attache m4a file.

    Well, this sound is very irritating when I would like to work with my mac. Sometimes it stopes.

    Thanks for you help.

    Jeno

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanti View Post
    What is that clicking sound (as drops fall in water) from my Mac despite all sounds are switched off?
    I have a feeling that you may not have all sounds switched off.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanti View Post
    What is that clicking sound (as drops fall in water) from my Mac despite all sounds are switched off?
    I think I know what sound you're talking about. If it's same my macmini makes time to time. Although I haven't traced what exactly causes it, I guess it's some kind of notification made by some background process. It doesn't bother me (casual user), but I am curious as well as to what causes it.

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