Waking sound shut off

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  1. ihavenosocks macrumors newbie

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    Hi all -

    Easy question I'm sure - Wondering if someone call tell me how to turn off the sound my mac laptop makes when it wakes up from sleeping (sounds like a spaceship). Can't seem to find anything in the system preferences etc.

    Thanks in advance -
    nosocks
     
  2. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

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    you mean the superdrive? i dont think there is a away to do that.

    most do that when thye wake up for as long as i can remember.


    if you want to silence your start-up you can simply press the mute speaker button on your Mac notebook prior to shutdown.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Whoops, too much to drink, didn't read the original post ...

    No. That sound is the machine checking for a disc in the drive, you cannot silence it.
     
  4. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    Do you mean the Mac startup sound? That can be silenced with a pref pane.
     
  5. ihavenosocks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    additional info

    Well, my gf and I have the same laptop, and when MY screen saver is on, and then I start working again MY computer makes that spaceshipish wake up sound (turning off the screen saver) and hers does not make that sound under the same circumstances, so there must be a way to turn it off.

    It's not the startup sound I'm talking about, just resuming regular use after the screen saver has been on for a while...

    Hope that makes sense, and no worries if no one has an answer, just hoping for some help...

    Thanks,
    nosocks
     
  6. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    Do you have skype installed and set to auto launch and sign in?
    Because that makes a space ship sound..
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Does it sound mechanical or does it sound like it's a long tone.
     
  8. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

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    well when a system goes into sleep mode and you awake it, it powers on the superdrive to check for disks.
    and when your on a screen saver it doesnt power down or sleep the system it just sleeps the dispaly, so unless you have the exact same settings then maybe you can compare.


    hm...if not...can you provide a sound sample of it?
    just so we can get an idea,



    :)
     
  9. ihavenosocks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mystery Solved

    And the winner is....VPrime.

    Skype was the sound and as it has been a while since I had used it I didn't recognize it for what it was.

    Thanks for thinking outside my box. Wait......that sounds, well....
    Anyway - Thanks to all for their suggestions....
    NS
     
  10. VPrime macrumors 68000

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  11. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    You didn't exactly provide a list of all installed applications, applications currently running when noticing the sound, the state of currently running applications, hardware configuration, loaded slot or tray drives, startup sounds, sound packs, addons, etc etc etc.

    So, not really thinking outside the box. Just a good guess.
     
  12. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Personally, I haven't the foggiest idea what a spaceship sounds like, but apparently like Skype. :rolleyes:
     

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