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10.5: Set the alarm sound for default iCal alarms
Authored by: 33Nick on Nov 17, '09 11:23:43AM

My iCal does not sound an alarm. The alarm goes off with no sound. ANy ideas?

Thanks,



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10.5: Set the alarm sound for default iCal alarms
Authored by: everkleer80 on Nov 17, '09 02:51:32PM

When you are creating the event, will the sound sample when you select it? If not, check to make sure you sound effects/alert volume is not turned down too far (I'll go ahead and assume your regular volume is on.) You can find your alert volume in sound System Preferences, or there was a hint here a few weeks back that in Snow Leopard you can hold Option (I think that's it) and click the speaker icon in the menu bar.

If that's not it, then it is most likely corrupt/missing sound files. I'm not sure exactly where the sounds are located on the computer, but if you can find them and they are bad / some are missing then you may have to replace them with ones from another computer or something (if you use TimeMachine or some other backup solution then maybe you have them..)



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10.5: Set the alarm sound for default iCal alarms
Authored by: 33Nick on Nov 18, '09 11:16:46AM

Hi, my sound works fine with everything else. The sound effects/alert volume grays out the speaker mode, strangely enough. ANy idea how I can that back? Same thing in Admin mode. Strange. I will replace the sounds fro my other laptop.

Thanks,



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10.5: Set the alarm sound for default iCal alarms
Authored by: everkleer80 on Nov 18, '09 11:49:52AM

Not sure exactly what you mean by "The sound effects/alert volume grays out the speaker mode". Are you saying the alert volume in Sound System Preferences is greyed out? If so, then sounds like something is disabling your alert sounds. Whatever the case, you could try temporarily creating a new user on your machine to see if it is a [user specific] setting/software issue.

When you say your sound works fine in everything else, does that include the alert sounds in programs like Mail and iChat?



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