Startup Sound Gone

serkan

macrumors 6502
Original poster
May 14, 2012
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Menlo Park,California
Hey guys ;

I have a problem.One day ı opened my computer and it started without a sound.I checked the speakers but they were not mute.After that ı never ever hear the startup sound.What happened to my computer ? By the way its Early 2011 Macbook Pro Snow Leopard 10.6.8.Any solutions ?
 

theBostonian

Suspended
Apr 15, 2012
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Startup sound gong?

Just kidding!

but as to your problem, i've got the same rig as you and something similar happened to me.

did you perhaps reinstall OS X while your mac was on mute? i did, with my volume really low, and after reinstalling i noticed that my startup sound was very low which was a mixed blessing.

there are apps which let you determine the volume of the startup sound. i'd post some links but i don't want the heavy handed mods to chastise me.
 

wonderspark

macrumors 68040
Feb 4, 2010
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Oregon
I turned mine off. Some may disagree, but I don't find any sound during boot up or shutdown to be pleasant, and the "DAAAAAAAH" sound just doesn't do it for me. If it was a tiny, short, simple little bell ding, I'd keep it on.
 

Drew017

macrumors 65816
May 29, 2011
1,256
10
East coast, USA
Why does everyone hate the chime? :p

The sound has to do with how loud your Mac's volume is set. If you have an issue with the volume, that's why resetting PRAM and NVRAM will fix it... because they control volume level.
 

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