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patrickzander
Oct 21, 2006, 01:39 PM
For some reason, out of no where, the headphone jack now has a red light lighting up inside of it. And I can't play sound on my onboard speakers. I went to my system preferences, but couldn't seem to find a way to fix it.

Any help?
Thanks



GimmeSlack12
Oct 21, 2006, 02:02 PM
Usually that red light turns on when an optical (digital) device is plugged into your Powerbook. Do you recall using anything recently that might be related to this? I don't have a Mac with Digital output so I can't really suggest any software fixes.

patrickzander
Oct 21, 2006, 02:43 PM
Usually that red light turns on when an optical (digital) device is plugged into your Powerbook. Do you recall using anything recently that might be related to this? I don't have a Mac with Digital output so I can't really suggest any software fixes.

No, I cant I havent

GimmeSlack12
Oct 21, 2006, 03:19 PM
Here's another thread on the exact same problem:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=232084&highlight=optical+sound+problem

Sounds like a faulty sound jack that confuses digital and analog sound output. One user said they used a hair pin to tickle the inside of the port and appeared to fix the issue.
Search the forums more for other threads.