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    No startup chime...
    My iBook G4 seems to be working OK but I don't get the startup chime anymore. Is this an indication of bad things to come?
    Would a PRAM reset be in order?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWR View Post
    My iBook G4 seems to be working OK but I don't get the startup chime anymore. Is this an indication of bad things to come?
    Would a PRAM reset be in order?

    Thanks.
    The few times that has happened on all my Macs a PRAM reset brought it back. APPLE-OPTION-P-R. Let it chime 2 times and let go.

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    Don't forget the roto-router of commands in open firmware.

    Boot holding option-command and o and f (open firmware - pretty sneaky, eh?) until you see the command to let go. Then type reset-nvram, hit return, type reset-all, hit return, and you'll get a reboot.

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    the chime also won't come when your sound is muted in OSX. but that's probably too easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by dekan View Post
    the chime also won't come when your sound is muted in OSX. but that's probably too easy
    Oh, sure, take the EASY fix :dive:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dekan View Post
    the chime also won't come when your sound is muted in OSX. but that's probably too easy
    Just curious. How can an OS that's not running control the volume of a firmware generate sound?

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    becuase it was muted last time the computer was on and it probally boots with the last settings maybe?

    its just like the fans, if you use Smsfancontrol and set them up then restart to windows the fans still stay at the last setting you had.

    could be similar?


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