How to bring back the MacBook Pro startup chime

MacBook Pro

Yesterday we mourned the loss of it; today we learn how to bring it back again.

This is how to restore the startup chime to your new MacBook Pro:

  • Launch Terminal
  • Write: sudo nvram BootAudio=%01

If you don’t want the chime to work any more, type

  • sudo nvram BootAudio=%00

There are a couple more tips right here.

UPDATE: Looks like Apple killed this. Boo.

Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

2 Responses

  1. wesley kime says:

    does this terminal command also work for a chime less iMac /el capitan?

    • Jonny Evans says:

      Sorry I can’t answer that as I can’t tell:
      1/ If the iMac silence is because of a physical fault?
      2/ I have not tested it.
      But mainly 1. I need a little more info, plz.

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