alert sounds are not working, how to get them off of mute and system pref. problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MacbooksRule, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. MacbooksRule macrumors newbie


    Jun 9, 2008
    Hi everybody

    today i was on my macbook and realized that all of my alert sounds were not working. for example, if i got a new message in ichat or new email there would be no sound. Also, when i take a screenshot there is no sound, but there usually is one. My speakers are working because i am able to play music in itunes. Also, i system preferences, the search box does not show any results like it always does. I would appreciate any help.

    Thank you
  2. MacbooksRule thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jun 9, 2008
    i got the alert sound to work but still have the system preferences problem. anyone?
  3. bsheridan macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2008
    Does your preference pane in System Preferences | Sound | Sound Effects look like the pic;

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