Mac says "Coo-Coo" on the hour

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  1. drewel macrumors member

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    My powerbook goes off on the hour every hour, saying, "coo-coo, coo-coo." I checked my system preferences and I do not have the machine set to give the time every hour. So, why else would my Mac be doing this? I can find no other programs opening. Thanks.
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Have you installed any 3rd party menu bar clocks, like wClock...?

    If not, how about showing us which processes that's running on your Mac (take a screenshot or two of Activity Monitor)?
     
  3. drewel thread starter macrumors member

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    No, I haven't. I have attached two images from Activity Monitor. Thanks for your help.
     

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    What is in your System Preferences...->Accounts->[your account]->Login Items?
     
  5. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    LOL.

    Sorry, but I couldnt resist getting a laugh from it.

    I could see it now, my G4 coo-cooing at me. :D
     
  6. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    System Prefs -> Date & Time -> Clock. See if you got announce on the hour checked.
     
  7. drewel thread starter macrumors member

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    Tigerlaunch
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    These five items are in my Login Items.
     
  8. drewel thread starter macrumors member

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    No, I don't have this checked. I also had thought that was the case. It's a confusing thing to me as you can tell. I know there has to be a solution because this is just too weird.
    :confused:
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    What is your alert sound?

    Can there be some problem with iChat, that times out once every hour?

    Does iChat or Skype or some other IM/Communication app have some sort of time stamp enabled?

    Have you checked out all those widgets. There are several there that I don't know and can some of those have some sort of (Swiss inspired) clock function. ;)
     
  10. ebow macrumors 6502a

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    What about Classic? A few years ago I had a situation where the hourly chime from Classic would go off. Took a while to figure that one out. It was set in the Date & Time control panel, I believe. (it's been a while)
     
  11. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Skype and Tigerlaunch seem like likely candidates.
     
  12. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

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    I know some unregistered shareware does this, as a reminder.
     
  13. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    For giggles, you might want to check iCal, and make sure somebody hasn't set up a bunch of events for you that set off an audio reminder or launch an AppleScript that plays a Coo-coo sound. Also search for sound files using spot light. Start with likely kinds of files, .mp3, wav, aif(f), etc... It's going to be a small file regardless, it might even have the name coo-coo, clock, etc...

    Disconnect from the net, reboot, and stay off the net, What happens?
     
  14. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    Well there's your problem :D You're old enough to know microsoft doesn't take computing seriously... :p

    This sounds weird, but try checking "chime on the hour"... Will you get 2 chimes? WIll you get none?
     
  15. drewel thread starter macrumors member

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    The problem seems to have straightened itself out. It has not gone off all day today and I haven't removed or closed any applications. I think it was demon possessed:) Too crazy.
     
  16. wdlove macrumors P6

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    That's very cool. Sometimes with T&E, one fixes something without being aware. Good luck. I hope that it will continue.
     
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    Any chance a widget could do this? I noticed you had a world clock widget - any chance it was coocooing? When it did this, did you have the Dashboard up? You also had an iCal events widget, so any chance iCal was coocooing (is that a word)? I am curious what it was and if a widget would do this...
     
  20. surfologist macrumors newbie

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    wow, this thread is almost 2 years old.... anyway i have been playing with my computer forever now trying to figure this out, and researching everywhere and havent found a way to turn off my "coo cooing"...ive had my mac for over 2 years and this just started..very weird.

    does anyone know how in the world this started and/or how i can turn it off?
     
  21. surfologist macrumors newbie

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    WHY THE HELL DOES MY MAC COO COO AT ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lol it is so annoying. someone. please. help. before i break out the louisville slugger.
     
  22. Morod macrumors 68000

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    Jeez, I think I'd pay extra for that feature! :)
    Actually I have no idea why this is happening but I go hope you get it resolved.
    Morod
     
  23. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    Has your toaster been speaking to you as well by any chance? Your refrigerator maybe? Trust me, this is pertinent to my advice for you.
     
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