No dong?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by krye, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. krye macrumors 68000

    krye

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    I have a 1st generation MacBook. All is well. Since I upgraded to Leopard I have noticed however, that it takes waaaay longer to boot up. Also, half the time (at least) it boots up fine, but I don't get a "dong" sound. I'm not too concerned since everything runs fine. But is this normal? I thought I was supposed to get the "dong" sound overtime I booted up.
     
  2. iDAG macrumors 65816

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  3. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    Turn you volume up before you shut down????

    and nice thread title.:rolleyes:
     
  4. rogair macrumors member

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    Check your volume as everyone has suggested so far. Otherwise, reset your PRAM.
     
  5. BerryJuice macrumors newbie

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    It def is the volume as the same thing happens on my 1st gen macbook with tiger when the volume is down or muted.
     
  6. krye thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's weird because I always have the volume up. I'll reset the PRAM and see what happens.
     
  7. myuserid08 macrumors 6502

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    When I restarted my macbook a few hours ago I didn't get the dong/chimes. Dont know if booting and rebooting makes a difference.
     
  8. krye thread starter macrumors 68000

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    This is a hard boot and not a reboot. Like last night. I got home from work and turned the machine on. It did its normal boot up sequence, but no "dong" sound.
     
  9. krye thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I reset my PRAM when I got home. I get the dong sound again. I guess all is good.

    Thanks
     
  10. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    For future (non-phallic) reference, that sound is the report of a successful POST, or Power On Self Test. Assuming sound volume (or speaker defect) is not an issue, always be wary when there's no POST.
     
  11. Kalafut macrumors regular

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    i remember a couple of weeks ago a bunch of threads were posted, people were wondering if they could shut off the dong and i find it ironic that you don;t have the dong and you want it back, where as other people would love to get ride of there dong. wow that entire paragraph sounds bad, i just find this thread funny.


    oh and how do you reset your PRAM?
     
  12. DaBrain macrumors 65816

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    Yes this is Dong gone Funny! :rolleyes:
     
  13. krye thread starter macrumors 68000

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    On power up hold down OPTION, COMMAND, P and R all at the same time. You'll get the grey screen for a second or two and then it will reboot again. You'll get the dong sound and then you can let go.

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=2238
     
  14. NIPRING macrumors 6502

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    I'm sorry, but i havent even read one post in this thread, but everytime i see that title...:D it cracks me up
     
  15. krye thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm glad you liked it. You should read the one I posted about the Mighty Mouse scroll ball sticking, and how you should keep your balls clean, and clean your hands before touching your balls...

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=455809
     
  16. Fuzzy14 macrumors 65816

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    That was me! Here's a linky

    The app works a treat, it doesn't matter if I forget and leave the volume up my DONG (or POST if I have to be technically specific) is always at a low volume.
     

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