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annoying sound

by patperry / August 4, 2006 1:05 AM PDT

I'm using a PowerBookG4. OS X, Version 10.3.9

I get this annoying sound when I'm on the website playing games. All the normal game sounds are fine and then all of a sudden I get this "pinging-dinging" type sound. It doesn't stop. I have to mute the sound on my laptop.

Do I have some kind of alarm set that I'm not aware of? It'll only stop when I shut down Safari.

I'm a realively new Mac user, a little over a year, I love my mac, and this is the only annoying problem I've found.

Please help.

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How about this?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 4, 2006 9:06 AM PDT
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1. don't play games at!

Ok, not a solution. Could it be that you are resting something on the keyboard and you are getting the "repetitive key" alarm?

Does the sound go away when you got to another site, away from


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one more item
by patperry / August 7, 2006 3:02 AM PDT
In reply to: How about this?

It does stop if I shut down Safari


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reply to suggestions
by patperry / August 7, 2006 3:01 AM PDT
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No, I'm not resting on the continues even if I take my hands away.

I also tried navigating to other sites and the sound continues, any othe suggestions?

Thanks P.

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OK, what game was it
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 7, 2006 11:04 AM PDT
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or doesn't that matter?


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which game
by patperry / August 8, 2006 1:03 PM PDT
In reply to: OK, what game was it

it only happens on the games which use the popup jackpot spinner

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The long startup sound prank. (couldn't resist.)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 8, 2006 2:05 AM PDT
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by patperry / August 9, 2006 12:52 AM PDT

But not quite !

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by patperry / August 10, 2006 10:59 PM PDT
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I get the picture, I know this may sound trivia to the "experts", however having to mute my computer to do something is a drag! I guess, I'll just have to live with this.

So much for being a new mac user and getting help here !


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Part of finding the cure is to keep trying.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2006 11:44 PM PDT
In reply to: OKay

Sometimes it takes a few days or weeks to find it, but if you give up...

This is an all volunteer forum. No one's paid and we help each other as much as we can.

Hopefully someone will know why this is happening to you.

Have you tried a Genius Bar?


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