Anyone managed to restore the startup chime on 2016's yet?

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  1. iamnotme macrumors regular

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    There are some guides online but they all show the following command from Terminal:

    sudo nvram BootAudio=%01

    This doesn't seem to work.

    I kinda miss my startup chime :p
     
  2. Floris macrumors 68020

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    Those are the two commands to toggle it;

    Boot chime control:

    sudo nvram BootAudio=%00
    sudo nvram BootAudio=%01
     
  3. iamnotme thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes like I said, they seem to have no effect.
     
  4. bbates123 macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't work for me either. Wish I could re-enable the chime. It was handy when I needed to boot into Windows under bootcamp.
     
  5. theitsage macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't work. The boot up experience feels more like an iOS device now.
     
  6. monkeydax macrumors 6502

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    So does the sound you get when you get it plugged in to the charger!
     
  7. theitsage macrumors 6502a

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    Simplifying things for the "pros" is the new Apple's motto.

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  8. hj576 macrumors regular

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    the joke is getting old, specially when used in context like this where you are just forcing it
     
  9. theitsage macrumors 6502a

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    The more time you've used the Late 2016 MacBook Pro, the more missing components and features you would find.

    People have mentioned the missing power extension cord, but did you know the two collapsible tabs which allow the cord to be wrapped around the power adapter are also gone? How about the the black microfiber cloth that comes in the box for you to clean the nice display? That is missing as well.

    They spent a lot of time talking about reducing the physical volume of these laptops. Guess what? That also reduces the volume of the packaging and ultimately reducing shipping costs.

    My point is Apple's greed rears its ugly head in this new MacBook Pro.
     
  10. hj576 macrumors regular

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    Yes I knew all of that, and it sucked I had to order the extension cord separately, but that still does not make this joke any bit more funny
     
  11. theitsage macrumors 6502a

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    Let us know whether you find the joke funny once you receive your Late 2016 MacBook Pro and use it for a while.
     
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    OMG A COMPANY TRYING TO MAKE MONEY!
     
  13. dapork macrumors regular

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    I'm actually glad they got rid of both the light-up apple logo as well as the chime. I prefer discretion when I use my computer.
     
  14. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    are there any repercussions to adding it back?

    just curious, I don't own a 2016 but wondering if it has any caveats from changing the line of code,

    I would suspect not, but you never know
     
  15. macintoshmac macrumors 68000

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    Wouldn't people know you are working because they can see the light of the display more than the small logo? About sound, yes, sometimes, in the dead of the night, it is annoying.
     
  16. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    And how will those pros ever live without that cleaning cloth? :rolleyes:

    Sucks about the tabs (it really does) but man are you complaining about the most trivial BS.
     
  17. hj576 macrumors regular

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    I still wont, since I know what I am getting into, I knew it when I ordered. I know it now, and that wont change when i get the laptop
     
  18. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    You FOOL! Buying a laptop that doesn't include a piece of cloth, what a sucker.

    ;)
     
  19. hj576 macrumors regular

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    I seriously dont get why people are so upset about the glowing logo
    Its like people want the " HEY LOOK AT ME, I AM RICH AND HAVE AN APPLE PRODUCT " attention.
    Its a freaking glowing logo, that had no proper purpose, and its now gone because its not possible to fit it in the slimmed down screen.
    Why make a fuss out of it
     
  20. macintoshmac macrumors 68000

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    Thing is, people have come to love the small "trivial BS" as you call it, from Apple. And these small touches went that extra mile for a lot of them.
     
  21. dapork macrumors regular

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    Maybe a "pro" should care more about what he uses the computer for, no? The trivial stuff is for posers.
     
  22. hj576 macrumors regular

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    Nah man, the glowing apple logo gives "pro" the energy they need to work
     
  23. dapork macrumors regular

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    Haha true dat. I'm just an amateur so I'm not versed enough in the needs of a true pro.
     
  24. macintoshmac macrumors 68000

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    Ha! Nice one. :p
     
  25. Impatientmac macrumors regular

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    You don't get why people are upset about a lot of things. I'm not sure why they had to get rid of it, since it wasn't an aditional light but was always powered by the screen light so why would the thinnes effect that?

    As far as the purpose, its aesthetic. You're really surprised Apple customers care about aesthetics? Lots of decals lose their purpose when they can't light up. Did it stop me from ordering? No but it is an annoyance.
     

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