View Full Version : Put new hardrive in Mac Mini 2006 and now have no sound

Aug 22, 2010, 06:44 PM
So I put a new harddrive in my 2006 mac mini, and everything is running perfectly. Except I now have no sound. I'm sorry if this is a stupid question but I have no idea what to do. Are there some drivers out there that I forgot to install? Please help. :(

Aug 22, 2010, 06:53 PM
What are you normally using for sound? If USB/FW external speakers, have you selected them for Output in System Preferences?

Aug 22, 2010, 07:03 PM
No, I'm just using the internal speakers. And they've worked fine up until I put the new harddrive in.

Aug 22, 2010, 07:08 PM
Did you unplug the ribbon cable to the audio board when you fitted the new HD? Possibly not put back 100% correctly?

Aug 22, 2010, 07:15 PM
Oh I don't know. Would that be the brown/coppery colored one? I'm not a computer person so I'm not sure. I'll double-check on that. Thank you.

Aug 22, 2010, 07:17 PM
Have a look at the ifixit.com step by step guide for your model, it will probably show the ribbon cable in situ. You could check if you get sound from the headphone socket first.