Apple Chime...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nickelbackmac, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. nickelbackmac macrumors regular

    nickelbackmac

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2006
    Location:
    Jonesboro, Arkansas USA
    #1
    My brother is a specialist in Macs and somehow he had managed to change the chime to a recording of his kid crying and saying, "I made a poopie in my pants". How the heck did he do that? Is it easy or hard, I'd like to do that!
     
  2. kretzy macrumors 604

    kretzy

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2004
    Location:
    Canberra, Australia
    #2
    I remember reading about this a while back and the general consensus was that it is quite difficult to do and should not be done because the number of chimes can actually indicate if your machine has a problem.
     
  3. mjstew33 macrumors 601

    mjstew33

    Joined:
    May 29, 2005
    Location:
    Illinois
    #3
    your right, max_altitude, it is very, very tricky and i do NOT recommend it at ALL.

    it's all in the firmware. :)
     
  4. quigleybc macrumors 68030

    quigleybc

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2005
    Location:
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
  5. eddx macrumors regular

    eddx

    Joined:
    May 12, 2005
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    #5
    I was wondering about the Chimes. I always find myself having to restart the computer in a library or quite public place. Half the time it chimes and half the time it doesnt. Is there anyway just to turn it off or set it to a recording of no noise? Better still just turn it to the very minimum volume setting, it always seems to be very loud and although its only short, its often annoying to me and the people around me.
     
  6. 7on macrumors 601

    7on

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2003
    Location:
    Dress Rosa
    #6
    I don't know, can you change it when a PC beeps at POST?
     
  7. eddx macrumors regular

    eddx

    Joined:
    May 12, 2005
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    #7
    Not that I know of. A chime is different to a beep.

    The best way I find to stop my PC beeping at start-up is not to start it up at all - but for my MacBook Pro - this is NEVER an option - understandably :)
     
  8. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #8
    If you have your computer volume muted, when you restart it will not chime.

    Also, I seem to remember reading that you could press and hold the mute button on your keyboard upon startup to temporarily silence the chime (although this did not work with my BT keyboard).
     

Share This Page