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Mac Pro Dit Dit Dit .... sound

by VicOC1950 / March 22, 2012 12:47 PM PDT

My Mac Pro is beginning to make a regular and repeated sound. One of my hard drives is highlighted on the desk top. The mouse does not work correctly and I have to shut down to stop the sound. The problem is intermittent.
Any ideas?
Vic OC

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Then I suggest
by Jimmy Greystone / March 22, 2012 1:16 PM PDT

Then I suggest you pull the cover off the side of the thing and figure out if it's a HDD or fan making the noise. Either one is something you want to address ASAP. Either because you have a closing window on backing up any data, or because you have a closing window before a bearing seizes up and something overheats.

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Thanks for the reply
by VicOC1950 / March 22, 2012 4:12 PM PDT
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Jimmy, I am not sure if this is the case. The sound is coming through the speakers. I think it is digital rather than mechanical. Sorry I was not more specific in the first posting. Vic

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