Saving sound settings on mini...

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by And, May 5, 2010.

  1. And macrumors 6502

    And

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    Hi,

    I have two minis, one early '09, one late '09. I set the volume on the menubar to about 50% then turn them off. Early '09 starts up with the volume at 50%, annoyingly late '09 is back to 100% and I'm deafened (via headphones...). Any ideas? Why won't the late '09 mac hold this sound setting? It seems to remember all the others.

    cheers, a.
     
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  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    I doubt it's a "Mini issue". (I often find these model specific forums to be redundant, as many things that are posted relate to the OS or other apps.)

    Try replacing these (especially the first one)
    HD/Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systemsound.plist
    HD/Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.soundpref.plist

    Move the plist file to the Desktop.
    Restart. This creates a new default plist.
    Try out your sound controls again.
    Better?
     
  4. And thread starter macrumors 6502

    And

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    Not better. I tried this but it didn't create new ones and the volume was still full blast on restart, so i put the old plist files back. Thanks for suggesting something though.
     
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Ok, I thought that would be the trigger to create new plist files. I just tried something else. Instead of a Restart, go into System Preferences and open the Sound pane. That will do it. So, if you want to pull those out and try again...
     
  6. And thread starter macrumors 6502

    And

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    You have hit the nail on the head now! Volume level is now remembered. I offer you my sincere gratitude, as do my ear drums! ;-) All the best, and.
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    GREAT! SO NOW I DON'T HAVE TO SHOUT TO GET YOUR ATTENTION?

    oops! I mean, hey, that's terrific. :D
     

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