iBook Sound Alignment Help

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by slooksterPSV, Dec 18, 2005.

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    slooksterPSV

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    My iBook keeps aligning the sound to one speaker or another. Sometimes this will happen if I've plugged in headphones or that, other times, when I put it to sleep, or even just a restart will do it. How can I fix this? PRAM ZAP?
     
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    You could try a PRAM zap; but I'd be wondering if this isn't a hardware issue. Perhaps there's a wire that's not quire soldered correctly.... Have you tried calling AppleCare?
     
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    mkrishnan

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    When the balance is shifted to one side, does it show up in System Preferences -> Sound -> Output as shifted (i.e. matching what you hear) or as balanced (i.e. it says you should be hearing both speakers, but you only hear one)?
     
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    ITASOR

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    Mine does that once and a while, it's a Tiger bug. If your Sys prefs show as balanced though, that's a hardware issue.
     
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    mkrishnan

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    Yes, exactly. Is there a fix for the Tiger bug? I've never experienced it.
     
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    ITASOR

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    Nope, no fix yet. It happens to some people ALL THE TIME. It's only happened to me once or twice in 4 months, so it doesn't really bother me now.
     
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    slooksterPSV

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    System Pref.s will show it aligned left or right, but I usually can tell when I listen to music or that. I deleted my iTunes playlist and readded everything because I rearranged my drives today for odd files (like home directory and downloads and images etc. etc. etc.). So yeah, this is a Tiger bug? Apple please fix it, there's my christmas wish.
     

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