should i get a "bong" at every startup/restart?

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  1. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a

    macOSX-tastic

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    over the last few days of using my powerbook i have noticed that when i restart or start up my computer, the "bong" sound that you hear (like a chord) is intermittent, either there or not at all.

    the powerbook functions normally anyway.

    is this phenomenon normal? is it the same with your computer?

    tastic
     
  2. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    I set up the system alert sound very low in System Preference as sometimes I get startled with the large bong sound through the external speakers. Strangely, sometime the system alert sound gets back to the default (which is the hightest setting, which is a big boo boo) and I felt my hearing may be damaged. I think you have set your sound volume low (there are two volume control; system alert and the regular output), if you are not hearing bong at the start of OS.
     
  3. macOSX-tastic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    actually i do have it on mute...thanks.....

    i didnt realise that this action affects the bong too.

    oh well, another problem solved.

    thanks,

    tastic
     
  4. weg macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone know how one can change the "bong" sound? Sounds really like a cheap synthesizer...
     
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    :eek: :eek: Hold your tounge!
     
  6. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    Let's say that the "bong" in a mac is like the apple on it.
    It would be weird to get it different.
    If it's possible it's a different story but it would *suck* :confused:
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    The Mactracker program has "bong's" throughout the ages, from the first mac through to current ones. The one from the TAM is particularly cool - it's the Mac startup sound "as interpreted by Bose." Very cool.
     
  8. weg macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder how long I would survive if I'd boot my Powerbook at a WWDC - and it would produce the WinXP login sound instead of the "bong" ;-) (Not that the former would sound much better than "bong".. but anyway)
     
  9. dcv macrumors G3

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    Not long if i were there! I hate that sound so i'd probably grab your PowerBook and hit you over the head with it :D :p

    When I installed my additional 1GB ram recently i noticed i didn't get the 'drrrronnng' on first startup... but have restarted it a couple of times since then and it's drrronnng-ing as normal. weird :confused:
     
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    You can always reset your PRAM if it goes missing.
     
  11. dcv macrumors G3

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    mine is bonging as normal now, it only went AWOL that one time, but if it happens again i'll try that, thanks.
     
  12. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Heh, that'd be funny. I'd love to crank the volume up on mine and have it play the "doo ding doong DING!" Intel chime at the Paris Q&A.

    But then, I'm about 15000 k's from Paris and I have no idea how to do that so it's not gonna happen.
     
  13. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    I don't understand, my bong doesn't make any sounds?
     

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