2012 MacBook Air Headphone Jack Trouble

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by lil' brudder, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hey Guys and Gals,
    My 2012 11" MacBook Air (see signature) running 10.8.1 has been acting up today. My headphone jack, for some reason, is not working. See symptoms/info below:

    • I plug headphones or a 1/8" jack into it and it continues to play through the internal speakers.
    • When a cable is plugged in, only three outputs are available: LogMeIn, Internal Speakers, and my AppleTV
    • Restarting (multiple times) hasn't helped
    • The first time I restarted, it took about 5 minutes to boot to login screen rather than the normal 3-5 seconds.
    • I've babied this machine - no drops, bumps, spills, etc
    • If I put the machine to sleep and wake it up with the headphones in, they work sometimes

    Any Idea what's going on?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    falterego

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    #2
    I've seen the opposite problem, where the computer thinks there are always headphones plugged in. That usually needs a logic board replacement to fix. I'd backup your data and see what can be done at the Apple store.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Boo.... I was really hoping I could avoid doing that. I don't see it as a hardware problem though, given that it works perfectly fine when you wake it from sleep with the headphones plugged in.

     

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