Weird "buzzing" sound when alerts are played

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by JeDiBoYTJ, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    JeDiBoYTJ

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Location:
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    #1
    Sometimes, but not all the time, whenever I would have an alert on my PowerBook, it makes a quick loud BIZZZZT noise instead of the sound alert... its really weird, and it only happens sometimes. I even went into the System Preferences for Sound, and every time I click one of the alert sounds, it plays the BIZZZT noise, but some will last longer than others.

    any ideas?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2004
    Location:
    AU
    #2
    I hear noises too !!!

    Sometimes it sounds like people talking !!!!



    :)

    Sorry - couldn't resist that.

    Is it the hard disk resetting itself? My PB makes occasional odd noises but it's difficult to predict - unlike yours with System Prefs. Disk noises are normal with "power saving" devices and s/w as in PB.

    But if your noises are coming from the speakers rather than the body of the PB you probably need to do a bit more experimenting - and record your observations if you want to query Apple.

    Good luck


    Is there a predictable pattern for when the noises occur, length, etc?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    JeDiBoYTJ

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Location:
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    #3
    its coming from the speakers, and its like a regular sound, only annoying, especially if my speakers are turned up.

    I attached a .mov file of what it sounds like.... I dont know what to do...
     

    Attached Files:

  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    JeDiBoYTJ

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Location:
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Share This Page