Why does my MacBook Pro chime??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bam bam, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. bam bam macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2007
    Chicago area
    I have a 13" MBP which I bought a few months ago. Everything works fine, battery life is wonderful, it couldn't be better.

    A few weeks ago it began "chiming" about every 20 minutes. One single tone - not a beep - more like the chime from a tuning fork. No message is displayed on the screen when it occurs.

    Sometimes it happens when I'm using the machine (normally web browsing). Other times it chimes when the screen is closed down and I'm re-charging. It doesn't happen when I start up.....I've even checked to make sure there are no other browsing screens opened in the background.

    Any ideas??
  2. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    North Yorkshire, UK
    Is it your email client checking for new mail?
  3. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    Are you sure it isn't the Mail.app telling you you have new messages?

    Although I don't think it will do that when you close the screen...but by default I think it checks every 15 minutes.

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