iBook startup chime

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by iPat, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. iPat macrumors member

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    I have an iBook 700 and always keep the sound down. I don't think I've ever herd the startup chime before. Now, spontaneously, my iBook chimes during startup (yes, the volume is down). Not a big deal except I hate being one of the people who comes into a library and makes all kinds of computer noise. I zapped my pram but that did not seem to help. Just wanted to know if anyone had ideas about how I can keep my iBook silent.
     
  2. howard macrumors 68020

    howard

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    #2
    hold your thumbs over the speakers...it dulls them a ton.
     
  3. iPat thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    More a question about why it has changed???....having done nothing to provoke it.
     
  4. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

    Eniregnat

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    Was the mute on?
    Perhaps you never noticed before.

    I always jack a set of headphones in before I start up. I started doing this when I was in school.
     
  5. davy the bunny macrumors regular

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    It could be from booting into OS 9. I'm not sure about the details but your volume in OS 9 seems to have more influence over the start-up tone than your volume in OS X. If you have OS 9 on your computer I would try booting to OS 9 and either muting the volume or turning it way down and then try rebooting to OS X.

    It usually works for my eMac.
     

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