Start up chyme

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by zacl87, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. zacl87 macrumors member

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    #1
    My chyme is out of control. It's quite or loud regardless of my volume settings. Don't really understand what determines its sound..

    Is it supposed to be the same volume every time? Sometimes I don't even get one.. I know someone will suggest to reset the pram, and that will probably fix it, but I still wont understand..

    Any explanations? Do other peoples chymes act like this?
     
  2. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    I think if you hold down the mute button while it's starting up, it'll mute the chyme. Not 100% certain whether this still works or not, but on my old G4s it used to!
     
  3. zacl87 thread starter macrumors member

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    Cheers for those. Still not sure why it's different every time though; suppose it doesn't really matter.
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    From Wikipedia:
    That's gross! How do you clean it up? ;)

    I decided to look in here to see if you noted where you're from. But then, that spelling of "chime" doesn't seem to be a proper variant anyway. Catch you next tyme.
     
  5. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    LOL! I had no idea my Mac is actually puking every time I start it. :D
     
  6. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Seriously though, the chime does mean something. It means that the computer has detected that all the necessary components are there to start itself - the chime is different if there's a problem, and the computer probably won't start up. It's just a way of knowing the boot (start-up) went OK.
     
  7. JAVK macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, thats good to know.
     
  8. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    #9
    I dropped my Macbook from the 3rd floor, now it doesn't chyme anymore :)
     
  9. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, it's there for a reason :)
     

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