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Code to silence the startup chime on Intel-powered Macs
Authored by: arizdave on Jan 16, '09 10:14:59AM

There is an an important reason why Apple put that startup sound "dong or bong" whatever it sounds like to you. Actually there are multiple different sounds if a hardware failure occurs during this startup process. It has happened to me twice in 25 years of using Mac's !!!!! Its almost like Windows "blue-screen-of-death". If it happens to you "out-of-warranty" you have a very large paperweight.



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Code to silence the startup chime on Intel-powered Macs
Authored by: BrentT on Jan 16, '09 10:36:30AM

Since not all Mac users can hear this points out they probably should have a visual warning as well.



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Code to silence the startup chime on Intel-powered Macs
Authored by: pony777 on Jan 16, '09 12:11:39PM
In the old days, these tones were accompanied a sad mac icon. I only encountered that once in all my years of using macs. Newer macs instead use tones as indicated above. A quick glance at [link:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1547] reveals that, with exception of some new iMacs, the system power LED blinks along with the tones. Of course, on my Macbook Pro, the power LED is busted (anybody know how to fix that?) so I'll just have to listen carefully!

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