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andrew199 Level 1 (0 points)

but I cannot find any ads or anything that would be playing that audio. Anyone have any idea what could be doing this and how I can stop it?


iMac (27-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • X423424X Level 6 (14,215 points)

    Is this coming from while your browser is running?  Is it on some web page playing it?

  • andrew199 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't think its coming from a browser, or at least I can't find anhy webapage that it would be coming from. Although google chrome has been glitching alot for me so i'm going to try deleting and reinstalling it to see if that solves my problem

  • X423424X Level 6 (14,215 points)

    Just quit the browser(s) and see if the sound stops.

     

    I guess I should ask, is the sound coming out of your machine's speakers or external speakers, and if external, how are they connected (wired or wireless)?

  • andrew199 Level 1 (0 points)

    i would but it just does it at random times throughout the past few days. its not constantly repeating it but it is really annoying

  • X423424X Level 6 (14,215 points)

    added a question to my previous postm but here it is again...

     

    I guess I should ask, is the sound coming out of your machine's speakers or external speakers, and if external, how are they connected (wired or wireless)?

  • andrew199 Level 1 (0 points)

    i'm not entirely sure which speakers there coming out of but I believe its the external speakers, which are connected wired

  • X423424X Level 6 (14,215 points)

    Hmm, then I can't explain it.  Hard to pin down if it isn't reproducible.

     

    Next time it happens, kill the browsers, disconnect the external speakers and switch to the internal speakers.  See if the sound continues under those conditions.

     

    You aren't near any strong radio station transmitters are you?

     

    Are there any radio amateurs nearby that may be  "splattering" their transmissions due to harmonics in their transmitting frequencies (I.e., RFI -- radio frequency interference)?  Of course if it was a HAM you wouldn't (or shouldn't) be hearing "congratulations you  won"!  On the other hand, commercial radio station could cause RFI too and you might hear that phrase from them.  ... Just thinking out looud here.

  • andrew199 Level 1 (0 points)

    yeah i've been trying for the past few days to pin it down lol

     

    I re-installed chrome anyways just to see ig by chance that fixes it and if it does happen again i will try kill the browser and disconnecting my speakers.

     

    haha i don't think theres anyone using any sort of radio transmitters near me unless my neighbours have some lol

  • X423424X Level 6 (14,215 points)

    ... unless my neighbours have some

     

    Which was why I mentioned radio amateurs.  But I also said you shouldn't ever be repeatedly hearing the phrase "congratulations you won" from a HAM (HAMs, like commercial radio stations, must adhere to their respective FCC rules and regulations).

  • andrew199 Level 1 (0 points)

    X423424X wrote:

     

    ... unless my neighbours have some

     

    Which was why I mentioned radio amateurs.  But I also said you shouldn't ever be repeatedly hearing the phrase "congratulations you won" from a HAM (HAMs, like commercial radio stations, must adhere to their respective FCC rules and regulations).

    true, but since uninstalling chrome i haven't heard it again so hopefully that was the problem. I'll post back if it happens again. Thanks for your help!

  • andrew199 Level 1 (0 points)

    so it just said it again..

  • X423424X Level 6 (14,215 points)

    Is it always the same words, and only the words, "Congratulations you won"?

  • andrew199 Level 1 (0 points)

    yes thats what it always say

  • X423424X Level 6 (14,215 points)

    Please list the contents of the following:

     

    your Accounts login items

    ~/Library/LaunchAgents (in you home directory)

    /Library/LaunchAgents

    /Library/LaunchDaemons

    /Library/StartupItems

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