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Jul 20, 2011, 11:08 PM
I remember using macs in school, and one of the startup sounds stuck with me. The notes are F,G,C,C1. Does anyone remember what mac made that startup sound?

Jul 24, 2011, 03:24 AM
try these links. feel free to see what chime was the one you remember

eMate (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1020076/Chimes/eMate%20300.m4a)

Performa Series Death (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1020076/Chimes/Mac%20Performa%205400%20%28Death%29.m4a)

Mac 128K (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1020076/Chimes/Macintosh%20128k.m4a)

Macintosh II (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1020076/Chimes/Macintosh%20II.m4a)

Macintosh II Death (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1020076/Chimes/Macintosh%20II%20%28Death%29.m4a)

Macintosh IIcx Death (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1020076/Chimes/Macintosh%20IIcx%20%28Death%29.m4a)

Macintosh IIfx Death (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1020076/Chimes/Macintosh%20IIfx%20%28Death%29.m4a)

Macintosh LC (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1020076/Chimes/Macintosh%20LC.m4a)

Macintosh LC Death (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1020076/Chimes/Macintosh%20LC%20%28Death%29.m4a)

Macintosh Quadra AV (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1020076/Chimes/Macintosh%20Quadra%20AV.m4a)

Macintosh Quadra AV Death (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1020076/Chimes/Macintosh%20Quadra%20AV%20%28Death%29.m4a)

Macintosh Quadra (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1020076/Chimes/Macintosh%20Quadra.m4a)

PCI Powermac 2 (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1020076/Chimes/PCI%20based%20Power%20Mac%202.m4a)

PCI Powermac 2 Death (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1020076/Chimes/PCI%20based%20Power%20Mac%20%28Death%29.m4a)

PCI Powermac (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1020076/Chimes/PCI%20based%20Power%20Mac.m4a)

Powermac 5200 & 5200 (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1020076/Chimes/Power%20Mac%205200%20and%205300.m4a)

Powermac 6100 (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1020076/Chimes/Power%20Mac%206100.m4a)

Powermac 6100 Death (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1020076/Chimes/Power%20Mac%206100%20%28Death%29.m4a)

TAM (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1020076/Chimes/Twentieth%20Anniversary%20Mac.m4a)

Jul 24, 2011, 03:29 AM
No, I looked at those before with Mactracker. I remember it was in the Classic OS days, back when At Ease was popular.

Jul 24, 2011, 03:50 AM
Well, found out At Ease was with System 7 and up (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_Ease), so anything from the Mac LC and up might have the sound you are looking for

Jul 24, 2011, 03:56 AM
With the sound you are talking about, it may be a death sound instead of a startup sound.

This is what i could find about the Mac startup sound (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_startup)

Jul 24, 2011, 04:12 AM
It was system 8 or 9 I think. The computers booted properly and had a happy mac face. The final note was an "ah" sound, whereas the preceding notes were sort of an "oh" sound.

Jul 24, 2011, 04:13 AM

I had to ask my gf who is hardcore into music and she dug out her keyboard and started playing the chords.

It sounded familiar until we finally found out that sound.

F G C C1 is the theme to Intels swirling logo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvAGrEVGERQ&feature=related)

Jul 24, 2011, 04:16 AM
no, that one is too fast and had different "instruments". time each note like 2,1,1,2