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The startup chime you hear is the machine telling you that it has passed it's initial boot-up hardware checks and that all is well. If you start it and don't hear that sound, it means you have a hardware issue. Windows boxes often beep at you, but a Mac gives you a chime instead.

Turning it off removes your ability to tell if you Mac has any hardware issues upon boot up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chime_(Macintosh)


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