rMBP weird alert noise?! Please help identify.

Cammington13

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 7, 2012
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Flint, MI
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
 

appleisgod

macrumors regular
Jun 21, 2008
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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
Macs generally make that sound when an email is being sent.
 

canucksfan88

macrumors 6502a
Oct 28, 2007
559
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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?
 

appleisgod

macrumors regular
Jun 21, 2008
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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:
If you spotlight search "sounds", there will be a heap of different sounds in a folder. Maybe it's one of those?
 

Outkast27

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Feb 16, 2012
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Earf
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.
 

rjay0196

macrumors newbie
Aug 8, 2012
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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.
 

Cammington13

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 7, 2012
19
0
Flint, MI
If you spotlight search "sounds", there will be a heap of different sounds in a folder. Maybe it's one of those?
Tried that, none of them match :/

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

cosmicjoke

macrumors 6502
Oct 3, 2011
484
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Portland, OR
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
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.
 

Cammington13

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 7, 2012
19
0
Flint, MI
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.
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.