Connected MacBoom to LG TV but i have no sound

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Squeako, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2010

    I am useless with computers and i am trying to connect my macbook to my LG tv via hdmi.

    i have connected the headphone jack to the audio on my tv but i don't get any sound.

    any help would be appreciated.

    also how do i get my macbook to not go into sleep after 10 mins?

  2. Moderator emeritus


    Dec 10, 2008
    Have you selected the headphone jack as audio output from System Preferences > Sound? Also, make sure all cables are connected correctly (IIRC you have to push it quite hard)

    To disable autosleep, go to System Preferences > Energy Saver
  3. Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    I guess the TV will not accept sound via analog input while you connected the HDMI cable, as the TV expects audio via HDMI too.
    If you have one of the 2010 MacBooks, get a HDMI adapter capable of transferring sound.

    If you don't have one of the 2010 MBs, look into the TV's manual and see, if there are ways to get video and sound on the same channel via other inputs.

    How to: Connect a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro to a TV

    Also have a look at the following links to learn more about Mac OS X:

  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2010
    Thanks for the energy saver tip.

    still no sound for other advice thanks.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    Got an amp and a set of speakers? Bypass the TV and go through that with the audio if the TV will not work.

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