No startup chime in Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by 5t3f4n, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2011
    Since I installed Lion I haven't heard the startup chime once.
    I did use this under Snow Leopard, but I did a completely fresh install so there should be no leftovers from 10.6.
    I was under the impression that the startup chime respected the user-set volume,
    but I always shut down with the volume at 50%.
    Is it possible that the aforementioned app modifies something at a "deeper level" than the operating system?
  2. macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm pretty sure the startup sound is at a bios level...since you hear it regardless of the OS you are booting into.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2011
    In that case, how do I get it back?
    The app doesn't support Lion (at least not yet).
    I've tried contacting the developer but no reply.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2011
    Resetting the PRAM (boot with cmd-alt-P-R pressed) should bring it back.
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2011
    Thank you.
    I've thought about that myself but don't dare try it - in case it actually works.
    I enjoy not having it, which is why I muted it in the first place.
    It was out of pure curiosity I asked.

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