I recently purchased a new mac (wish i didn't to be honest as it's a been a pain in the a$$ (especially with ML and it's narcolepsy issues) On my old mac I can't recall how i killed the startup chime but on my new one I've tried entering commands into the terminal and that didn't work. I also tried the ninja and that didn't work. I must be missing something, why does the ninja work? Why doesnt the command work? This si the command I used from a tutorial off the net sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume=%80 Is it too much to ask for a computer that will actually do what I want it to do? Frustrated to the max!! Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.