Disabling Macbook Pro Start-up sound?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bankaimadness, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Bankaimadness macrumors 6502

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    You know whenever you start up your macbook pro it makes a start up sound.

    Is there anyway to disable that?
     
  2. Wattser93 macrumors regular

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    The program says it applies to PowerPC models, are you sure it works with Intel models?
     
  3. b1akdragun macrumors newbie

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    there should be a snow leopard update. I have it install on my macbook pro and it works.
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Or you can simply mute the laptop's speakers before shutting down, that'll also work.
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    damn ;) beat me to it!
     
  6. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

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    Get rid of the apple bong!
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    :( its a lovely bong!
     
  8. yamabushi macrumors 65816

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  9. Aleco macrumors regular

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    I don't usually mind the start-up sound however, sometimes its quite loud.


    I was actually starting it up once and I discovered an easy way to mute the sound. As soon as you press the power button on the MBP and the LED light turns on, press and hold the mute volume key (the one with none of those wave thingys), when you see a grey screen or the hard drive/superdrive tick; you no long have to hold the button.
     
  10. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    It was actually originally a piano chord. :cool:
     
  11. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    Hmm i dont think so, ive used macs for a long time and it never sounded like a chord (from a piano)
     
  12. Pentad macrumors 6502a

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    I believe its referred to by Apple as the Startup Chime.

    I rather like it and never feel embarrassed when it plays but to each his/her own. :)

    Though, I wish they would have updated the chime when they moved from PPC to Intel. Perhaps even as they updated their models as they did in times gone by.

    Of course, the coolest thing would be to be able to insert your own chime...now that would rock.

    -P
     
  13. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    I think its super freaking annoying also.

    But the Startup chime is there to serve as a diagnostic tool. The chime means that your installed ram, pram settings et al are good to go.
     
  14. mulo macrumors 68020

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    how about an icon on the screen?
     

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