1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 20, 2007 8:06 AM by AJ 1200
AJ 1200 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
Hi Folks,

I have an early 05 PowerMac Dual 2.3 machine that's making some intermittent clicking noises over the last few months.

There's no pattern - sometimes it happens every few minutes, sometimes it won't happen for hours.

The clicking sound is loud - and is accompanied by, what I can only describe as, a bit of a buzz sound.

At first I thought it could be my HDD or superdrive, but I think the click is way too loud.

*Now the question* - is this my power supply getting ready to give?

The machine does not fall in the range of the power supply repair program.

Care to make a guess? I'm already in the process of adding a second HDD to clone my main drive just in case - but if someone has experienced anything like this, please let me know.

Thanks!
  • AJ 1200 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I'm starting to think it might be the superdrive. I shut the system down and took the side door off, then started the machine to try to identify where the sound was coming from. When the machine starts a very similar sound is heard coming from the superdrive -- a loud click with a bit of a buzz sound (but of course when I sit down on the floor with my head next to machine the sound doesn't happen again).

    If there's no disc in the superdrive (there really never is) would the system occasionally 'ping' the drive causing it to click/buzz?

    I suppose I should start looking into something to replace this superdrive just in case...