Sound Before Strtup

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  1. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    You know that sound you get right when you push the power button-Bong.
    And then the apple logo appears. I was wondering if you could change this. Thanks
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Not easily ...And why would you want to? *gasp*
     
  3. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't care if it s not easy...:mad:
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    To be honest, I really don't think it is possible. Maybe it's possible if you hack the firmware, but I even doubt that would work (if it's even feasible).
     
  5. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. Hey Maybe its in Lepard.
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I believe that the "bong" resides directly on the logic board...it's completely independent of the operating system. It would require some serious skills to even attempt to find it...way over my head.
     
  7. Coolnat2004 macrumors 6502

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  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    The start up tone (bong) is actually an indicator for trouble in the system. Slightly modified versions of it are used if something is wrong with the system so changing it is practically impossible. As WildCowboy said, it's not part of the OSX install but rather an inherent part of the actual machine. :)
     
  9. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    I think i have my volume mute sometimes when I shut my computer down, the startup noise will go away, but that depends. For me it makes the "bong" noise sometimes, not all the time. It sucks when you turn on the computer at 2 in the morning when everyone is sleeping, and everyone can hear a loud "BONG!!!!!!!":eek:
     
  10. iGary Guest

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    That sound is technically called a "post."

    And yes, the jew is correct in saying a problem with this is suspect of logic board problems.

    My computer was making a "half-post" sound at start-up and is currently receiving a new logic board and two processors.
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, muting the sound in OSX will mute the start up bong. :cool:



    Wow. Learn something new everyday. Thanks iGary.
     
  12. bursty macrumors 6502a

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    I wish there was a way to shut it off. I hate going to class and hear a ton of Windows chimes as everyone starts their laptops, then I realized I have to start up my PB. Not much noise, dont get me wrong. Just enough to get noticed in the middle of a lecture. ;)

    And yes, thats why I just put it to sleep now. :)
     
  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I think F3 on start up mutes the bong/post for Mac laptops. :)
     
  14. 4God macrumors 68020

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    I think since the switch to dual cores, the PowerMac G5 makes the post noise (bong) through the built-in speaker. I wish I could make it go through the audio out port. :( Does anybody know how to do that?
     
  15. bursty macrumors 6502a

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    Really? Flippin sweet
     
  16. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I was told that by holding the mute button on the keyboard during startup mutes it, but it didn't work on my BT keyboard.
     
  17. semaja2 macrumors 6502a

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    there was a program made to do this but it seems it stopped working like in 10.1
     
  18. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    Personally I think the 'BONG' is one of those things that makes a mac, a mac.
    And just think, all those PC users have to wait for the OS to load to hear their Craptastic windows startup chime, while we get it right away.

    And for those who did not know what POST is, its an acronym for
    Power On Self Test
     
  19. Coolnat2004 macrumors 6502

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    This is true; the Mac chime actually serves a purpose. The Windows start up sound is played after the operating system logs you in, but before you have a usable desktop. So, all it does it tell you that you have to wait more before using your computer. The chime tells you that your Mac's essential hardware is working correctly (or not). ;)
     
  20. lamina macrumors 68000

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    POST standing for power-on self-test correct?
     
  21. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yes...see the post two spots above yours.
     
  22. kretzy macrumors 604

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    There has been a few times when I've had my PB plugged into my JBLs and on start-up the post is so loud that it scared the crap out of me!
     
  23. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Don't count on it. The startup chime has been there since the first Macs. It's just one of those things that makes a Mac a Mac.
     
  24. 4God macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I really liked to hear it on my studio monitors with 10" subs. :D
     
  25. jamesW135 macrumors 6502a

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    I Acctually know someone that did this, They made a song from iTunes play instaed of a chime yeah they had to get a third party motherboard. It worked for a couple weeks then the iMac G4 died. :eek:
     

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