Macbook Air Headphone Jack

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by iTune, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all,

    The headphone jack on my Macbook Air doesn't function at all. As in when I plug in headphones or speakers the music/movie continues to play on the computer speakers and obviously the headphones/speakers have no sound. Can anyone help?

    Thank you.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Check System Preferences > Sound > Output or OPTION/Alt click the sound/volume icon in the Menu Bar and tell us, what is listed and checked as Output Device.

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  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you but still can't seem to get any sound and when I plug in the headphones there is still no option to select headphones as output, only internal speakers and speakers. I also don't see 'Line In' under Input Device. I guess I need to send it in for a repair?
     
  4. macrumors regular

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  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you, second link resetting the pram did it.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    MacBook Air Headphone Jack fix

    Read thread to diagnose my loss of one channel on speakers & headphones attached via 3.5mm audio output. Determined that it wasn't a software issue by listening to output via internal speakers and adjusting balance full left and right...which worked perfectly.
    Removed most of cotton from an ear swab (Q-tip) and moistened with alcohol.
    Rubbed it gently around inside jack...removing what I expect was dirt (or carbon from arcing?) Saw some vaguely black stains on swab when I removed it.
    Plugged speaker plug back in and I had both channels!:)
     

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