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    os x startup tone

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    os x startup tone
    Hi, does anyone know a way to turn off the os x startup tone? it's annyoing to hear when i turn it on at night.

    thanks.

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    os x startup tone
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    It's set to the system volume when the computer is shut down.

    Mute your computer before you turn it off and you won't hear it when it comes on.
    I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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    os x startup tone
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    Any other way to change it, or actually remove it with the sound on?

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    os x startup tone

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    The sound is a post beep that tells you that your computer is working. The sound is built into the firmware so you can't remove it
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    os x startup tone

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    Is there any way that you can change the startup sound, ala Win-blows?

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    os x startup tone
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    Quote Originally Posted by logic_user99 View Post
    Is there any way that you can change the startup sound, ala Win-blows?
    Maybe if you flash the ROM with different firmware? Seems risky though just for a sound.

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    os x startup tone

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    I really don't see in the point of getting rid of it -- it is similar to the beep your PC makes after it passes POST. It something that tells you that your computer's I/O system is working correctly.

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    os x startup tone
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    I guess it's just something I'm not used to... I don't really like change, unless its a really cool change, like getting a Mac. My PC doesn't make ANY beeping noises when it starts (yes, the speaker is present and working).

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    os x startup tone

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    Quote Originally Posted by bokeym View Post
    I really don't see in the point of getting rid of it -- it is similar to the beep your PC makes after it passes POST. It something that tells you that your computer's I/O system is working correctly.
    For me, it's not really a matter of whether PCs also have a startup sound or not.

    The newer computers that I use don't have that beep,
    but my older computers do have it.

    And trust me, if I knew how to get rid of the beep on those PCs, I would.

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    os x startup tone

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    Really? I like them personally, epically for troubleshooting an issue.

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    os x startup tone
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    Guys guys!! You're talking about startup beeps!?
    Oh...and only pretty girls use Macs...

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    os x startup tone

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    iMac G5, 2xPowerBook G4s, 2xiBook G3s, and an unchi PC.
    Guys, the Mac chime is magical, beautiful, bliss.
    It's telling me I'm not a grey Windoze box.

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    os x startup tone
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    Quote Originally Posted by gikku View Post
    Guys, the Mac chime is magical, beautiful, bliss.
    It's telling me I'm not a grey Windoze box.
    true!! Everytime I hear it takes me back to my middle school days when our computer lab was full of G3 iMacs..

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    os x startup tone

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    Ok, so I can't really get rid of it... The reason I wanted to get rid of it was is because the built-in Mac Mini speaker kinda sucks. It sounds crackly and not nice. I have an Altec Lansing speaker system hooked up to my Mac Mini but the startup tone still goes through the built-in speaker. Is it possible to make the sound come through my Altec Lansing speakers? That would make it a nice startup tone

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