no startup chime

Discussion in 'macOS' started by robeec, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. robeec macrumors newbie

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    #1
    a few months ago i won an aluminum 1.2 ghzPowerBook off ebay. i had just fried my beloved i-book w/a cup of coffee; so i was a happy camper. the only problem, i'm unsure if having no chime is indeed a problem, is the mac doesn't chime at startup. i installed leopard and reset the pram, but still no chime.

    any ideas? i look forward to being a part of the forum. if this post is in the wrong forum, please move or tell me where to move the post.
    thanks,
    rob
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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  3. robeec thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i wanted to write: "it worked like a chime" but it didn't. i dl-ed the software and installed it okay. in the preferences, i turned the software to the highest volume, but after restarting w/no chime, i saw the sound had turned itself down--even though i locked it. i tried twice because i thought my mind was playing tricks on me.

    thanks for trying to help me though. i'll keep searching.
    robby
     
  4. rhyndu macrumors regular

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    Does your new PB have AppleCare? If so, I guess you could take it to Apple.

    If not, think about it but I dunno if $700 (Apple's standard repair fee for out-of-warante-machinces) is really worth it for um... your machine um... not making... a sound many dislike at bootup!:p

    On the other hand, why do you even care?:)
     
  5. robeec thread starter macrumors newbie

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    700.? do they wear masks? the apple store genius who took apart my ibook never charged me--he didn't repair it but i still expected to pay for the visit --could be cripple-pity because i'm a quadriplegic.

    anyway, the powerbook i won off ebay is used. i'm guessing the pc's a few years old; it's an aluminum pb 5.2 g4 1.25 ghz.

    thanks
    ps you're right--why should i care as long as the pb works.
     
  6. bobmc1239 macrumors newbie

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    700 bucks? Have you even been to an Apple Store?

    So long as the computer has no obvious signs of abuse the most you would look to spend is $300.
    In store they charge by the part plus labor. Your problem could be as easy and cheap as the speakers which they could do in house for around $100.
    If the problem is more serious (like a logic board) they can send it off for repair for a flat rate of around $300 regardless of what part(s) they replace.
     

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