Sound effect repeating quietly through MBP speakers every 20 secs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LittleJoe, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. LittleJoe macrumors regular

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    Ok... this is really frustrating me... and I have no clue whats going on.

    every few minutes/secs... this alert sound comes through my macbook pro's internal speaker. The sound is like ummm... you know... the light tap on a metal pipe sound effect, the error sound. But not any of the actual mac error sounds. If anything it sounds like a windows alert sound. Its there even when I mute the MBP. If I go to preferences/sound/alert volume and mute it... its still there also though.

    I have no programs open other than finder. Ive tried logging on and off and restarting... and I have no clue whats causing it or what started.

    help? :/

    EDIT: Sound not on any particular cycle, as it now seems more random. Sounds nothing like any of the Mac alert sound affects, but rather a WINDOWS sound effect. The noise you get when you try to click on or open something you cant. Yah know? The "doink".

    EDIT: Ive tried to record it with some audio recording apps... but then it dissappears. Im starting to think my MBP is haunted :(
     
  2. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    i honestly have no idea,

    but it could be that Windows PC in the other room your hearing:p :rolleyes:

    or you could be imagining it;)
     
  3. LittleJoe thread starter macrumors regular

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    def not in my head. its coming out the left speaker area. If i turn of the volume on my MBP the noise gets a LITTLE louder. If i turn it down it gets softer... but muting the volume... dosent complete get rid of it. And my windows pc has never had this problem :p
     
  4. LittleJoe thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great... now its happening more frequently.:mad:

    EDIT: and now not so frequent... but more randomly.

    baaahhh.
     
  5. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds strange, strange indeed. Take it to your local Apple Store (or call) and let em have a listen.
     
  6. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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  7. LittleJoe thread starter macrumors regular

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    multiple times... didnt work
     
  8. LittleJoe thread starter macrumors regular

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    Anyone?

    The sound is back with a vengance. Im starting to think it only happens at night... like post midnight... thats the only time i hear it. I changed the clock... but that had no affect.
     
  9. albemuth macrumors newbie

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    This is happening for me too, started happening (I believe) after installing the magic mouse software update. I'm on an early 2009 MBP with 10.5. This is pretty annoying :mad:
     
  10. Velin macrumors 65816

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    Is it your hard drive parking the drive heads?

    Set your energy preferences to never put hard drive to sleep. Report back if that eliminates the sound.
     

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