rMBP weird alert noise?! Please help identify.

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  1. Cammington13 macrumors newbie

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    Over the past couple of days, my rMBP has been making a very odd noise. I think it might be an alert, but i'm not positive. The best way I can describe it is like something really fast flying past your ear. It sort of sounds like a cartoon noise of the wind from a really fast runner flying by. Does anyone know what is making this noise, and how I can silence it? any help is greatly appreciated.:D
     
  2. appleisgod macrumors regular

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    Macs generally make that sound when an email is being sent.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Do you mean this sound?

    If so:

     
  4. Cammington13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is in the same family as that sound, but its not like an airplane/jet like that, and it happens when i'm not sending emails. Its a little "airier" than that sound.
     
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  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Can you record it in some capacity, even with your internal microphone and QT Player X?
     
  7. Cammington13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That would be ideal, wouldn't it. Unfortunately, it happens so far apart, and at such random times, there would be a lot of empty recording so to speak. Ill do my best though! :eek:
     
  8. canucksfan88 macrumors 6502a

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    turn off your wifi and turn it back on

    or

    turn off your wifi and plug in an ethernet cable...

    is that the annoying effing damn i want to turn it off sound?
     
  9. appleisgod macrumors regular

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    If you spotlight search "sounds", there will be a heap of different sounds in a folder. Maybe it's one of those?
     
  10. Outkast27 macrumors 6502

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    I have the same random sound. Its like a movie sound effect when some one swipes a knife across. My buddy says is the imessage app. I dont think it is. Ive heard it on other macs also. I almost want to say I remember it on my windows pc.
     
  11. rjay0196 macrumors newbie

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    I'm having the same issue!

    I have the same problem and can't find it anywhere! I have also tried all of these recommendations.
     
  12. Cammington13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried that, none of them match :/

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    Thats a good description. It also kinda sounds like a fast sword swipe, or nun-chuck swipe. lol
     
  13. appleisgod macrumors regular

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    You don't have a third party email client do you?
     
  14. Cammington13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm a little confused. What will that do? haha
     
  15. cosmicjoke macrumors 6502

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    Messages when a buddy logs in or logs off... go to Messages app, preferences, alerts and Play A Sound, toggle Buddy logs in & Buddy logs off and you'll hear it.
     
  16. Cammington13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No sir. I don't. :/
     
  17. cosmicjoke macrumors 6502

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    Don't skip over my message, lol.. I'm fairly confident I'm right ;)
     
  18. Cammington13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    WINNER WINNER WINNER!!! :D :p Thats the sound!!!! :D Thank you everyone for helping me out. haha It was starting to really bug me! lol :mad: Glad we could figure this out.
     
  19. rjay0196 macrumors newbie

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    worked

    That worked for me too! thanks man!
     
  20. Outkast27 macrumors 6502

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    Or a Austin Powers Juno Chop!
     

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