Electronic Pop?!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by doubledee, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. doubledee macrumors 6502

    doubledee

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    On my old, white 2008 MacBook over the last few weeks I have had a few times when all of a sudden I hear a quick "electronic POP" news...

    It seems to usually happen when I fire up AU Lab, but it just happened now with AU Lab not running, and me not doing anything other than typing...

    Do I have a short-circuit in my old MacBook?


    M-a-y-b-e I should get around to using my *new* MBP I bought last March?! :D

    Sincerely,


    Debbie
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    Do you Microsoft Office installed? Some users have reported that this is Microsoft office notifications of mail or something along that way.
     
  3. doubledee thread starter macrumors 6502

    doubledee

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    No Microsoft. Yuck!


    Debbie
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    As soon as you here the pop STOP doing anything in you Mac. Then use Spotlight to search for the application 'Console' (is a logging application) and see what entry at that time is present (please don't post your log). See if the sound program is present.

    Plus open /Applications/Utilities/Terminal ad type is the code:
    Code:
    sudo killAll Dock[/url]
    
    Make sure you put in your Administrator password. This command will reset you dock because a Dock running program might be making that sound. 
    
    You have to play detective.
     
  5. doubledee thread starter macrumors 6502

    doubledee

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  6. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    It resets the Dock program that resets the running Dashboard program. The Dashboard program is part of the Dock program as it is a separate space now.
     

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