315 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 28, 2006 7:11 PM by ZEPPELINO
Some applications (especially games and browser plugins) tend to change your default sound settings.
To recover them go to your Applications/Utilities folder and click on Audio/MIDI Setup. Under 'Audio Ouput' make sure your format settings are at 44100.00 Hz. If they are not, simply click on the 'format' pane and choose the appropriate figure.
What worries me, though, is the absence of a startup chime. When I did lose my system sounds a while back, I would still always have a startup chime---this is a diagnostic alert that everything is ok with the system.
In any case, since your Mac is brand new, you can always avail of the return policy that comes with it, if you can't recover the sound. No sense trying to "fix" a brand new system when you can have it replaced with a "working" one.
Hope this helps.