What is this annoying "ding" sound on my MacBook Air?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ramuman, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. ramuman macrumors regular

    ramuman

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    I have a MacBook Air Rev 1 1.6 running Leopard and it makes this "ding" sound through the speaker. I've attached an mp3 of the sound recorded through the mic. Does anyone have any idea what it is? I seem to hear it more often when doing CPU intensive things like opening a program, using Flash or viewing media files.
     

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  2. flatfoot macrumors 65816

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    Some people with a "sound coming from somewhere" issue found out that it was some Dashboard Widget. You might want to double-check on that.
     
  3. Buzz Bumble Guest

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    I haven't looked at Mac OS X's clock options, but maybe it's been set to make a hourly chime. :)
     
  4. Jisuo macrumors 6502

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  5. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    That sounds like Microsoft Entourage's alert sound.
     
  6. ramuman thread starter macrumors regular

    ramuman

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    Bingo! It's the mail error sound. I don't know why it comes up so much though. I turned the alert off.
     

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