Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Jul 08, 2009
    Posts
    40
    How to stop start up noise/chime
    I am new to Mac and just bought a 13 inch MBP. When I start the Apple, it makes the typical Apple chime noise. It's not a bad noise per se, but I am a student and sometimes need the machine to be quiet in the library or in class if for example I had to re-boot.

    I've read this is a firmware issue so it cannot be muted from the device. Are there any recent MBP 3rd party options? Seems strange that Apple doesn't let you turn this off.

  2. #2
    todd51
    Guest
    You probably don't want to disable this, it's the POST chime, making sure that all the needed hardware is there and working for the computer.

    There is a nice trick around this though. Just mute your volume before you shut it down, or turn it down really low, and the chime should be really quiet or muted. It works with however loud the volume was when you shut it down.

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Jul 08, 2009
    Posts
    40
    thanks. I shall try this. seems kind of silly not to have an option to shut it off though.

  4. #4

    Kash's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 03, 2006
    Location
    Irvine, CA
    Posts
    9,385
    Specs:
    Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G
    Mute your computer before restarting.

    June 2007
    July 2009

  5. #5

    cwa107's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Location
    Lake Mary, Florida
    Posts
    26,920
    Specs:
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

  6. #6


    Member Since
    Jul 08, 2009
    Posts
    40
    doesnt work on the new MPB

  7. #7

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    48,810
    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Quote Originally Posted by Mac_Badger View Post
    doesnt work on the new MPB
    Try this one: Link

    Regards.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. No chime at start up
    By better times in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-07-2014, 10:34 AM
  2. Stop start up chime by default?
    By rpg51 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-23-2012, 02:17 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-14-2011, 06:26 PM
  4. mac G4 does not chime on start up
    By glendalf81 in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-22-2010, 11:32 PM
  5. No sound except start-up chime
    By 478300 in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-04-2008, 04:20 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •