HELP: MDD G4 mysteriously chiming at random intervals.

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HELP: MDD G4 mysteriously chiming at random intervals.

Help... im at my wits end with this one. My G4 is, at random intervals, and for no readily apperent reason, making a 'ding donnnng noise... Sounds like a doorbell, or the doors closing chime on NYC subway cars. There are no apps running when this happens, and

AGH! it just did it again!

.. anywhoo... and i cannot pin down what's causing it. It is happening at random times, and random intervals.

Any ideas?

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system software? apps?

system software? apps?

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Well,

It's happened when i've had nothing running. No apps, no odd 3rd party widgets, no nothing (except the finder, of course). I don't have any reminders set in iCal, i don't have any alarms set or anything. There are no apps or processes running that should cause my computer to do this. I cannot come up with any explanation for it. I've even gone thru my desk drawers and looked for any sort of device that could be making the sound (although i am SURE it's coming from my computer's speakers).

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Are you sure you don't have a

Are you sure you don't have a chat program running in the background?

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Check Activity Monitor in Uti

Check Activity Monitor in Utilities to see what's running.

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I think i've sorted it.

I think i've got it... Im fairly sure it was OpdiControl (a background process that controls a CD archival device) informing me (in it's own obscure way) that it was loosing contact with the device. Unplugging/re-plugging the USB cable seems to have stopped it.

There are several contact failure errors in it's error log, and they seem to coincide with when i was hearing the noise.

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