View Full Version : PowerBook doesnt always make boot sound

Mar 30, 2006, 01:29 PM
Hey all,

My PowerBook doesn't always make the boot sound. Seems like 1 in 10 boots, it doesnt do it. I see no problem with performance or stability.

What could be causing this? Yes I did upgrade the RAM with Kingston KTA-PB533/1G , which mobel.com tells me is the most compatible. We have had no problems with this RAM in the shop, so I don't think the RAM could be causing it.

Also, I can the AHT about a week ago to see if there was a problem with my fans, all came back good.

Any ideas?

Mar 30, 2006, 01:30 PM
Do you have your volume muted?

Mar 30, 2006, 01:47 PM
sorry, double post

Mar 30, 2006, 01:47 PM
AFAIR the 'Books skip the startup chime when the volume was muted at shutdown.

Mar 30, 2006, 01:51 PM
smartypants(es). Yes, the volume was muted.

Mar 30, 2006, 01:54 PM
Yes, Apple laptops load the volume setting prior to chime. So if you had the volume set to one bar you get a quiet chime, and if the volume was all the way up, you get a loud chime.