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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Mar 07, 2009
    Constant background sound
    Hi guys

    I recently upgraded to Leopard + iLife09, and have noticed (well, can't fail to notice!!) that there is a constant sound now in the background, a bit like water lapping against a boat, or someone having a bath! I have absolutely no idea where it came from, nor how to get rid of it! I've checked 'sounds' and 'screensavers' but can't seem to find the root of the problem...

    Anyone have any ideas? It's driving me nuts!!

    Many thanks

  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Go to System Preferences -> Accounts. Click on your user name, and then select the Login Items tab. If you have any programs listed, turn them off one at a time and reboot or all at once and reboot to see if the sound goes away.

    I don't know what else could be causing the sound unless you have some program that's generating it and running in the background.


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    bobtomay's Avatar
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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    Make sure you've re-booted. I've had some cheapo (not very will programmed) games, who's sound will continue playing in the background after closing until I restarted the machine (and couldn't find anything in Activity Monitor to shut them down).
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Mar 07, 2009
    Thanks, both - I've done what you both recommended and I'm pleased to report that the annoying sound has now gone, which is great. Many thanks for your tips!

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