Power On chord

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  1. iampowermac macrumors newbie

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    The chord a mac makes when it is turned on?
    what is it?
    one of my teachers wants to know and I can't figure out a way to find out.
    :apple:dong!:apple:
    **turns on**
    what note is it?
     
  2. D.G. macrumors member

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  3. iampowermac thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    I just restarted my 12" Powerbook running Tiger and it plays a G flat major chord (I have perfect pitch, that's the only reason I know...). I wonder if different versions of the OS, or maybe different machines, play different chords?
     
  5. D.G. macrumors member

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    ...maybe he didn't recall ;)

    Is your startup sound different to the mp3 in the article?

    DG
     
  6. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure different machines from different times play different chords since the start-up chime is hardwired into the computer and not part of the software. I remember seeing a website at one point that had all the different start-up chimes Apple had ever used.
     
  7. Queso macrumors G4

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    The 12" PowerBooks should use the same C Major chord that's been in use for a while now. Maybe yours is just feeling miserable :)
     
  8. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, probably. I try not to talk about the soon-to-be-coming new MBP in its presence, but I think it's starting to realize that it's days are numbered...

    And just to clarify, it is the same chord, just at a lower pitch.

    I'm not sure, as I'm at work and can't listen to it yet. I'll check it out when I get home.
     
  9. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Not if your avatar is a true picture, mate. :p

    OK, that's better :D ;)
     
  10. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I was missing a "sure" in there... Whoops...
     
  11. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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