First complaint: Photo Booth PLUS weird sound

Discussion in 'iMac' started by CristobalHuet, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

    CristobalHuet

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    Ok, here's my first *gasp* complain about my Mac.

    I love it, it's FANTASTIC, but, I can't get the background drops to work in Photo Booth, I step out of the frame, go back in when it prompts me to and it's all fuzzy/screwy. I don't have a moving background either.

    :confused:
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, they can be pretty tricky, and in my experience, nearly impossible to get working.

    Try some of these tips from Apple.
     
  3. CristobalHuet thread starter macrumors 65816

    CristobalHuet

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    Thanks man, I'll give them a shot.

    On a less happy note, I got a hang at startup :( just a few minutes ago, heard this loud weird whirring sound, then the question mark popped up. I'm still shaking as I type this, so after looking into it, I zapped my PRAM and everything's peachy again; what a scare though. :)
     
  4. CristobalHuet thread starter macrumors 65816

    CristobalHuet

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    Just put it to sleep again and heard that whirring sound when resumed, what is it? :(
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Can you be more specific? What sound? Is it coming from the speakers or are you hearing the fans? Are you getting any error messages?
     
  6. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    It could be a fan revving up, your optical drive regaining power, or your hard drive spinning up.
     
  7. CristobalHuet thread starter macrumors 65816

    CristobalHuet

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    It was a progressive beeping sound, that got louder, not sure where it came from. Didn't hear it again now when I resumed, so maybe it was just the HD powering up last time.

    EDIT: thanks iToaster, probably one of those. :)
     

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