6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 1, 2011 6:26 PM by Murrundi
Towli Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I often turn on my Imac at night when the rest of my family sleeps.
I cant seem to be able to mute the "DIIING" startup sound, which is quite annoying in the middle of the night.
Please Apple...Make it possible to turn that thing of...
(i have tried muting before shutting down - no luck)
/Jan Denmark

Imac, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (262,780 points)
    Try StartupSoundPrefPane11b3.dmg - CNet Downloads or MacUpdate.
  • Allenb2528 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I often have to turn my computer on quietly as well. If you can turn it on during the day when it wont matter about noise, just before you turn it off, turn down the sound all the way. When you shut it down and turn it back on again, it shouldn't make any noise. If that doesn't work, you can always plug in headphones.
  • markkrom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I use StartupSoundPrefPane 1.1b3 but since a couple of days it doesn't work anymore. I guess its because of Mac OS 10.6.6. I sent an email to Arcana Research and hope they're able to fix it. Great app, if it works..
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (262,780 points)
    There are other utilities but they just mute the sound which is not a great idea since the startup chime is part of the hardware startup test.
  • amck77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I read some where that its possible to mute the sound when you start up by holding down the mute button while you switch your mac on. Keep on holding it until after the sound would have played...

    I think I tried it once, but don't remember it working on my mac.

    Might be worth a shot?
  • Murrundi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My problem is the opposite!!
    I WANT the beautiful startup chord, but it's not here on my second hand PB G4.
    we initialised the disk before installing all my old stuff via CarbonCopy Cloner.
    The original owner said he MAY have silenced the chime, but I'd have thought that would have been cancelled in the initialisation?