Very loud chime on Mac Pro 2009

Spacedust

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May 24, 2009
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Since I've reseted PRAM my chime is now very loud. I've lowered internal speaker inside Mac OS X but this does not help. How to fix this ?
 

Spacedust

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Original poster
May 24, 2009
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How that?
Mine took exactly the opposite initiative: it suddenly became much louder (didn't do anything special). Any attempt to fix that was to no avail.
I wonder if there'd be a controlled procedure to lower that chime :confused:
Just set to internal speaker volume to much lower.
 

SadChief

macrumors regular
Jan 15, 2010
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Montpellier, France
Just set to internal speaker volume to much lower.
That's the point : internal speakers have no output controls.
At one occasion, however, a volume slider was visible for a few seconds with its cursor at its extreme right position, grabbed it quickly and so I could lower it.
But this happened at an one single moment and lasted for a very short time :eek:
Otherwise see attachment.
Very queer. I suspect a problem within 10.8.2.
 

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MacAddict2000

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Jun 5, 2005
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You could also try adjusting the volume from the login window. My Mac Pro (also a 2009) doesn't feed audio through the external speakers until a user has logged in.

I love the startup chime. I purposely adjust the volume on my internal speaker all the way up so I get a nice loud startup chime every time I power on.
I miss the days of PowerPC when the chime was fed through your external speakers.
 

SadChief

macrumors regular
Jan 15, 2010
127
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Montpellier, France
You could also try adjusting the volume from the login window...
I love the startup chime. I purposely adjust the volume on my internal speaker all the way up so I get a nice loud startup chime every time I power on.
I miss the days of PowerPC when the chime was fed through your external speakers.
Thanks a lot for your advice, it worked :)
Me too I'm very fond of the startup chime, but I thought that perhaps it wasn't the first thing for my family to wish hearing every morning at 5 a.m. at full internal speaker power ;)
Now I have the right sound level for my ears - and theirs :D
 
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