iBook startup chime

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by iPat, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. iPat macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2002
    I have an iBook 700 and always keep the sound down. I don't think I've ever herd the startup chime before. Now, spontaneously, my iBook chimes during startup (yes, the volume is down). Not a big deal except I hate being one of the people who comes into a library and makes all kinds of computer noise. I zapped my pram but that did not seem to help. Just wanted to know if anyone had ideas about how I can keep my iBook silent.
  2. howard macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2002
    hold your thumbs over the speakers...it dulls them a ton.
  3. iPat thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2002
    More a question about why it has changed???....having done nothing to provoke it.
  4. Eniregnat macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    Was the mute on?
    Perhaps you never noticed before.

    I always jack a set of headphones in before I start up. I started doing this when I was in school.
  5. davy the bunny macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2003
    It could be from booting into OS 9. I'm not sure about the details but your volume in OS 9 seems to have more influence over the start-up tone than your volume in OS X. If you have OS 9 on your computer I would try booting to OS 9 and either muting the volume or turning it way down and then try rebooting to OS X.

    It usually works for my eMac.

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