empty trash sound suddenly gone

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ChronoYu, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. ChronoYu macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2007
    When I first got my iMac, the empty trash sound worked perfectly. Now, for a few days already, it's suddenly disappeared! No matter how I empty the trash, the sound won't play! By the way, the sound that was default was the original sound that sounds like the crumpling of paper.
    I'm actually quite fond of the empty trash sound. Please, does anyone know how I might fix this problem? I run Leopard by the way, and the problem isn't because of upgrading from Tiger to Leopard, because I didn't. I got my iMac with Leopard already in it.
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    go to the Sound Preferences and check if the alert volume is muted under Sound Effects. you can also do this by option clicking the sound menu bar icon.
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    You might have turned down / muted the overall sound level.
  4. shamrockinhard macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2008
    I had the same issue and what worked for me was going to system preferences, then sound and under the sound effects tab checking the "play user interface sound effects" box
  5. ChronoYu thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2007
    The play user interface sound effect is ticked, and the volumes isn't muted, but the trash sound (and now I've noticed even the volume up and down sound) still goes off once in a while. Oh dear, it couldn't be that my mac is already having hardware or programming problems even before it's one year old?
  6. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2006
    Try resetting the Pram

    reset Pram settings.

    Follow these steps

    Restart Computer

    When you hear chimes hold P-R-Option-Apple at same time

    Continue Holding keys until you hear computer Chime 4 times

    After fourth time let up on keys

    Your sound will be fully restored

    Do this once every 6 months

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