Doorbell sound on MacBook every once in a while...

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  1. Cyroceon macrumors 6502a

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    What is that from? Every once in a while I hear ding dong and nothing happens. I don't necessarily have something open or are doing something specific. I can't zero in on what it is. Anyone have any idea?
     
  2. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    See if its dinging for the hour in clock preferences possibly...
     
  3. imac9556 macrumors 6502a

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    You wouldn't have Adium chat software installed? Because when I first installed it, the default sounds were like door bell, knocking, etc.
     
  4. iShater macrumors 604

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    Yahoo Messenger uses a door bell for when someone sends you a buzz I believe.
     
  5. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    My MB used to make a sound when Entourage was open, after each time it Automatically Sent/Received emails, and it used to DRIVE ME CRAZY until I realized what it was and turned it off. So look into the Preferences for Entourage if you have that running....
     
  6. Cyroceon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry guys, no Yahoo Messenger, Entourage, or Mail use.
     
  7. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Have you tried online openning applications one at a time and trying to see which one causes the sound?
     
  8. Cyroceon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't happen when I open or close any application. It happens randomly or at some random time interval.
     
  9. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    maybe someones really ringing your doorbell!? :D
     
  10. Cyroceon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wish it was that simple.
     
  11. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    just looked at my sound options, all the boxes are checked!? i didnt really see anything that would be making that noise on yours either... hmmmm.. strange
    :confused:
     
  12. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    It has to be an App you have installed... Can you post a list of your apps?
     
  13. rodman109110 macrumors 6502

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    if you have any webclip widgets that you made in safari that could be it. i had a similar issue with one that had streaming video as part of the clip and every so often a movie from the site would start playing.
     
  14. jaredtomas macrumors regular

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    iChat?

    Do you keep iChat open? When a "buddy" becomes available or unavailable, it dings.
     
  16. Cyroceon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have webclip widgets.

    Don't have it installed.

    I don't keep iChat open.
     
  17. Cyroceon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Here are my apps...
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  18. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    I would check sound setting in the following: E-trade, Limewire, and Azureus... That's about all I can think of. Like I said, the same thing happened to me and it was Entourage.
    Good luck ...
     
  19. Cyroceon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I checked Azureus and nothing about sounds that is on. Limewire and E-Trade havn't been open when this happens.
     
  20. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a

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    sounds like torrent client , end of download or some other software.
     
  21. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but his list of Apps doesn't show a torrent client.... so that would be a negative.

    EDIT: my bad, Azureus is a torrent client. So YES, check that too.
     
  22. RahX macrumors newbie

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  23. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    That would be correct.. I just use Transmission so I didn't know ab Azureus.
     
  24. Cyroceon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, I figured something out. But I still need your help. The doorbell sound happens when I receive an email at my Yahoo mail account. I know this because my iPhone alerted me at the same second as my Mac. However, this is odd because I don't have my Yahoo mail account linked to the Mail app or Thunderbird or anything else that I know of. Anyone know why this is happening?
     
  25. California macrumors 68040

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    I have the same mail sound. I think it is a delayed sound coming up after sleep.
     

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