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Turning off the boot up chime

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Mar 20, 2011 6:49 PM
How can I stop my Mac pro from making that very loud sound that you always get upon starting my computer? I've looked at every setting I can think of but if you can do it to a windows computer why not a Mac?
Mac Pro 2009, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,180 points)
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    Mar 20, 2011 6:53 PM (in response to Frank_J)
    The old trick used to be to put a headphone plug in the jack. But I am not sure that works now that software seems to control the speaker to headphone transition.
    Beige G3, G4/867, G4/dual 1.25 MDD, MacPro'09 w cheap SSD, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, and 9.2, 10.5 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter LQ
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,155 points)
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    Mar 20, 2011 7:14 PM (in response to Frank_J)
    Open Sound preferences, select the Output tab, select Internal Speakers in the list, adjust the volume to a lower level.
    Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MBP Unibody; MBP C2D 2.33 Ghz; 11" MBA, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iMac C2D 17"; MB 2.0 Ghz; iPad 32G; 80GB iPod Video; iPod Touch; iPod Nano 2GB
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,155 points)
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    Mar 20, 2011 7:34 PM (in response to Frank_J)
    Works perfectly for me.
    Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MBP Unibody; MBP C2D 2.33 Ghz; 11" MBA, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iMac C2D 17"; MB 2.0 Ghz; iPad 32G; 80GB iPod Video; iPod Touch; iPod Nano 2GB
  • romko23 Level 2 Level 2 (395 points)
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    Mar 20, 2011 10:49 PM (in response to Frank_J)
    Not changing the subject, but how do I get the start up chime to come in on my external speakers? One thing I missed on my powerpc desktop macs was this feature that the chime or bong would work through external speakers and not internal..

    Has anyone figured out a way to do this?
    Mid-2010 Mac Pro W3580, 5770 Radeon, G4 PB 1.67 DL/HD, G4 Pismo 550, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 8GB DDR3 1333 Memory, dual superdrive, OS 9.2.2, OS X Public Beta, 10.4.11
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,155 points)
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    Mar 21, 2011 10:03 AM (in response to romko23)
    Not on a MP.
    Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; 3 MBPs; 11" MBA, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iMac; MB; iPad; 2 iPods; iPod Touch
  • romko23 Level 2 Level 2 (395 points)
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    Mar 21, 2011 2:43 PM (in response to Kappy)
    Are you sure? I thought I read somewhere that it was remotely possible, but it is tedious.
    Mid-2010 Mac Pro W3580, 5770 Radeon, G4 PB 1.67 DL/HD, G4 Pismo 550, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 8GB DDR3 1333 Memory, dual superdrive, OS 9.2.2, OS X Public Beta, 10.4.11
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,155 points)
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    Mar 21, 2011 3:12 PM (in response to romko23)
    Sorry, but haven't seen anything about it.
    Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; 3 MBPs; 11" MBA, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iMac; MB; iPad; 2 iPods; iPod Touch
  • Shaky672 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 30, 2012 11:49 PM (in response to Kappy)

    go to http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/16425/startupsound.prefpane, download the file,  open the Disk Image and run the installer. Head over to System Prefs, and click Startup Sounds, then check the "Mute" Checkbox. You must not be running Mac OS X Lion Or Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

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