my startup sound stopped - how do I get it back?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by btownguy, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. btownguy macrumors 6502

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    Title says it all. Late 09 MacBook Pro. My sound is turned on in OSX. When I reboot my MBP (or shut it off and back on), the startup sound does not chime. How can I get it back?
     
  2. oculus42 macrumors 6502

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    Check the output device under Sound in the System Prefernces.
    Do other sounds play?

    Alternately, reset the PRAM (hold Command-Option-P-R on startup until you hear the chime)
     
  3. btownguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    other sounds play fine. I just reset the PRAM and it's still not playing the sound, although it did during the PRAM reset process.

    any other ideas?
     
  4. btownguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    just did an AHT (apple hardware test) and it came back fine. so how can I get my apple chime back???
     
  5. justaregularjoe macrumors 6502

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    clean install?

    This is rather strange. Maybe try an EFI update? I have never heard of a problem like this before.

    Try booting form an external volume with OS X on it, like an SD card or hard drive. See if you get it then.

    Good luck and keep us posted!
     
  6. celticpride678

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    Go to Apple Menu>About my Mac...>More info>Diagnostics>Passed or Failed?
     
  7. btownguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay, got it back. Here's what I did:

    1) Make sure volume is up and restart...no dice.
    2) Reset PRAM - no dice.
    3) Run Apple Hardware Test - passed...no dice.
    4) Run Apple Hardware Test (extended) - passed...no dice.
    5) Checked About This Mac...Diagnostics...passed...no dice.
    6) Installed that startupsound.prefpane application. Upped the sound and that fixed the problem.

    Weird.
     

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