12" iBook 1.2GHz - No Chime.

iGary

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May 26, 2004
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I'm baffled on this one.

About a month ago, my iBook stopped chiming at startup.

Repaired permissions.

Forced maintenance (sudo periodic daily, weekly, monthly).

Updated prebindings.

Zapped PRAM.

Still no chime.

Any idea on what gives?

Thanks in advance. :)
 

Pittsax

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The chime basically means that everything is fine as far as the motherboard, etc. are concerned. If everything is working, I wouldn't be concerned. Now if you hear the dreaded shattered glass sound, then I'd start worrying...
 
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dorqiekat

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iGary said:
I'm baffled on this one.

About a month ago, my iBook stopped chiming at startup.

Repaired permissions.

Forced maintenance (sudo periodic daily, weekly, monthly).

Updated prebindings.

Zapped PRAM.

Still no chime.

Any idea on what gives?

Thanks in advance. :)
what's PRAM? is this something you should be 'zapping' often?
 
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iGary

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It stands for "parameter access memory" - it basically store a lot of preferences that are accessed on bootup.

You "clear" os "zap" PRAM by holding down CTRL-ALT-P-R down at the same time during boot up until you hear the chime for the second time.
 
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