How to change start-up sound?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by mikenight, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. mikenight macrumors newbie

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    Ey!

    Is there any way to change the start-up sound of Lion? I found some articles on the net regarding how to disable it, but what I want is to change it and put another one.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Hugh macrumors 6502a

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    From what I know, you can't change the startup sound. It is hard coded in the Mac and not with the software like Windows.

    Hugh
     
  3. bully worm macrumors regular

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  4. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    You would have to put the volume lower before turning off your computer.
     
  5. tyche macrumors 6502

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  6. mikenight thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, thank you for the answers but I was asking in regard to change the sound.

    Would it be possible to firsttly mute it with the method tyche posted before and then add a sound in the Lion's booting sequence?

    thnx!
     
  7. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    You can't, unfortunately.

    This was possible pre-OS X. You could have a QuickTime movie play during the startup sequence. But that hasn't been possible in a long time.
     
  8. satcomer macrumors 603

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    That startup 'bong' is the sound chip saying everything hardware wise in the sound system is working. So if you want to hack that chip you better know what you doing and have many years of OS X programming and hardware building experience.
     
  9. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

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    Not really. The start up chime is just some nostalgic branding from all the early macs that Apple likes to keep around.
     

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